Washington Post slammed for spending $5 million on Super Bowl ad

The Washington Post spent over $5 million dollars on a Super Bowl ad talking about the importance of journalism and the free press.

Narrated by Tom Hanks, the ad features images from important stories as well as photos of journalists including Austin Tice, Marie Colvin and Jamal Khashoggi. who were either killed or have gone missing in the field.

“When our nation is threatened … there’s always someone to gather the facts, no matter the costs,” Hanks says in the ad, which you can watch below.

 

But many are questioning the hefty price tag shelled out, especially during a time when newspapers are laying off reporters left and right.

Many were supportive, though.

 

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