Sunday, October 21, 2012

All the advertising that's fit to publish

The following ad appeared today on the New York Times Web site with a story published under the headline "Armstrong’s Wall of Silence Fell Rider by Rider":
Ads by Google
what's this?
EPO Cyclist Supplements
Fastest Way to Increase Your
Endurance and Speed - Guaranteed!
I salute the New York Times' commendable separation between editorial and advertising content. But why does the Times Web site not permit comments on that story?

© Peter Rozovsky 2012



Blogger John McFetridge said...

You really have to tip your hat to Google, too.

October 21, 2012  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Yeah, machines can do anything. I reviewed a crime novel for my newspaper called "The Priest," and the online version linked to ads for lawyers seeking victims of clergy sex abuse.

October 21, 2012  

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