The Campaign For DA

7.12.2012

My Continuing Pet Peeve


I haven't brought this up in a while but it is still going on:  Ads disguised as news stories. There's no question that the news industry is struggling (the Star-Telegram had another round of layoffs yesterday) so they try to find a dime anywhere they can.  Check out the Dallas Morning News home page above. Is there any doubt that's a paid ad by Half Priced Books? The "story" is behind a paywall which gives you the impression that it's news. Not convinced?   You see that link of "More about Half Priced Books" which I'm pointing at with my high tech graphical arrow?  I takes you directly to their website.  That's a dead give away.

Drives me nuts. Not exactly sure why.