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CBS Criticized for "Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman" Ad

Fox News Channel appears to be trying to put CBS* in hot water with this report on "Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman" (video below), an ad for "How I Met Your Mother" featuring a mashup of the original cartoon cut with the soundtrack of scenes from the sitcom. Frosty discusses his sex life, his porn collection and a visit to a strip club.

Fox cites a Colleen Raezler, a research assistant for the Culture and Media Institute, a division of the Media Research Center. She said:

... the spot is "highly inappropriate," and improperly uses a Christmas special to promote an adult-oriented comedy.

"The ad introduces children to the idea of strippers and pornography," Raezler told FoxNews.com. "The people in charge obviously thought this was funny, but the question they should ask themselves is if this is appropriate, not if it's funny."

Don't get too excited. The Media Research Center is Brent Bozell's conservative, climate-change denying hobby horse that sifts the media for its "undeniable bias" to the left.

*Disclosure: CBS owns BNET.com.

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