The people who run the Facebook page for Mile High Livinga advertising program aired on Denver7, seem to be a bit slow to absorb. At 6 a.m. today, May 24, the most prominent item in her timeline promotes the Veil of Venus, touted as “the premier sexual wellness blanket,” though a segment of the last night’s edition of the Emmy-winning HBO program Last week tonight with John Oliver revealed that the product was a complete fake concocted to show how easy it is to suck up local TV stations.
The Facebook page of Mile High Livingwho saves time on Denver7, describes it as “a trade show with different ways to save so you can get the most out of your life at the top! We’ve got community and lifestyle covered too!”
The abundant use of exclamation marks extends to the Venus Veil article, originally shared on Thursday, May 20. It reads: “We promise you’ve never felt a blanket like this before! magnetic fibers to improve blood circulation, improve performance and feel.
Have fun and experience the Venus Veil at VenusInventions.com today!”
The site does exist, one click will prove it. But as Oliver explained on his May 23 show, its content, while presented with the utmost professionalism, is as fictional as the Veil of Venus itself.
Here is the excerpt from the episode. The Venus Veil material begins at approximately 4:20 p.m., with the Mile High Living moment arising just after 7:30 p.m.
Denver7 wasn’t the only TV station pimping the Veil of Venus; outlets in Utah and Texas were also supported. Oliver estimated the total cost of making this advertising bargain at $7,200.
We contacted Denver7 and Mile High Living for comment.