Tuesday, July 15, 2003

re: Coulter ads 

Isn't there a subtle yet significat difference between just putting an ad in your magazine and actully making a product available through your book service? Just like i'm sure Sports Illustrated makes no particular endorsement of Skoal, I'm sure The Nation considers itself neutral on the content of the ads (so long as they're all in good taste) placed in its magazine.

On the other hand, the National Review book ad clearly shows that the magazine is endorsing Ann's book by putting it for sale through its own book service. Every merchant has the right to decide what kind of product they sell, and if the National Review doesn't believe Ann should be writing for their magazine, why does it make sense to put their magazine logo in an ad for something that she writes?
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