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Monday, May 16, 2005

NY Times poorly thought-out banner ad 

Today while perusing Slate, I noticed an unusual banner ad; the first frame says "The Moon Landing was Faked. There was once life on mars. The Raelians cloned a baby. "

The Second Frame in large letters says "Who can you trust?" The third: "New York Times: 50% off!"

I understand that this is probably supposed to be "hip". But for a newspaper under almost constant attack for its perceived liberal bias, why would they choose an add that makes it sound as if, like the "Weekly World News" once was, the paper is designed to appeal to deluded nuts?

-Miguel Sanchez  11:27 EST | |

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