Corn farmers take issue with beer ads

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The mascot of Bud Light met an early demise in the beer company's 60-second Super Bowl commercial, thanks to Game of Thrones's The Mountain, and this may be the biggest partnership of the decade.

Confetti falls onto the field after Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Donald Trump Jr. wasn't impressed with billionaire Jeff Bezos' estimated $10 million Super Bowl ad for The Washington Post.

The words: "Game of Thrones".

The spots trolled rival brands that use corn syrup.

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The commercial stirred controversy, with the National Corn Growers Association firing off an angry tweet in response.

"The Post is now paying, say, $5M/30 seconds to tout journalistic freedom during one of the glitziest and - given the NFL's knee-taking protests and concussions - more controversial sports events in our country", he tweeted. Our office is right down the road!

With ads costing more than $5m for 30 seconds of media time, advertisers are gambling that their spots will be among the few that stand out - hopefully, not by drawing internet scorn. It doesn't come cheaply, which is why the commercials that air during the Super Bowl are usually crafted with a bit more care and inventiveness than you normally see on TV.

Other brands including Google and auto maker Mercedes highlighted technological innovations in their products like language translation on Google and voice-activated commands in Mercedes cars that either connected people or made life easier.

We may now know the reason that Washington Post Super Bowl Ad was so bad: It was a rush job. It beat out Amazon Alexa's hilarious "Not Everything Makes the Cut". Since his death by the Saudi government a year ago, we have learned that he was less a "journalist" and more of a propagandist for Qatar, who translated and shaped his columns.

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