This whole thread just makes me sad. People who buy magazines and watch cable TV are just idiots in my book.
Advertisements are bad enough in and of themselves. They are deceptive, not as creative as everyone thinks they are and their entire purpose is to fool you, annoy you, and otherwise twist your mind around.
Magazines and Cable TV (in general) also have almost no original content, and magazines generally have no content at all that is more current than a few months ago. Most of the content in both cases is also freely available elsewhere without advertisements. In the case of cable TV, most of the content is many years old, was produced for pennies on the dollar and should actually be free since the creative minds that put it together are all long dead, and didn't even get paid more than a few dollars in their lifetimes for the stuff they made.
Anyone who actually pays their own hard earned money for something that still has advertisements in it is just a complete and utter fool IMO. Special scorn is reserved for those who buy "fashion" magazines where even the articles are in fact advertisements and the actual content falls to zero.
People are essentially paying for companies to lie to them, to fool them into buying something they don't need. Idiots.
The whole point is to 'not pay' for advertising, which is how the cable and sattelite industry screwed the nation. The idea is to get the content cheap and have the advertisers pay for all or most of it. It worked for years on over the air television and radio and it is a good model. It costs a lot of money to generate that content, and they should be paid, let the advertisers pay for it. Good business!