This morning’s drive time MPR story about the 3M chemical spill was preceded with a cheery message reminding listeners that the 3M story was brought to us by, you guessed it, 3M, who, by the way, also supplies hundreds of matching contributions for 3M employers who contribute to MPR. That’s synergy baby!
Was the story biased? Nope, it was balanced and thoughtful. Did the juxtaposition of the 3M sponsor message and the 3M story create an ooky perception that makes MPR fans like me worry about the increasing corporatization and gilding of King Kling’s Kingdom? It sure did.