I spent a big chunk of the 80s living in Newquay and the surfing and itinerant Aussies definitely influenced the music in the town, blaring from surf shops and played live or on jukeboxes in pubs and then bought by people.
Just the lack of morals and accountability in life, companies getting away with stuff.
Only a small fry example but Cathedral City have just been heavily fined for pumping shite into local rivers and killing wildlife then miraculously a few days later a new shiny ‘look how great we are’ advertisement campaign begins. You just know they got a heads up about the verdict and fine early on to give themselves enough time to create the adverts too. Messed up.
I bet the majority see the adverts and a very small minority read the news.