Irony Alert: Anti-Marijuana Newspaper Runs Ads for Pot Paraphernalia

by Scott Morgan

Christian Science Monitor has a bit of a reputation for launching rabid attacks  against the marijuana legalization movement, so you can imagine my surprise to find them advertising the high-end Volcano Vaporization System™ right next to an anti-legalization editorial.

 

http://stopthedrugwar.org/files/CSMvaporizer.jpg

 

What fun. Thanks to the targeted marketing geniuses at Google, Christian Science Monitor can collect revenue by promoting sleek vaporizers to the marijuana enthusiasts who stop by to laugh at the pathetic anti-pot propaganda they’re constantly publishing.

Now to be fair, it’s very possible that they never even had a clue this was happening. If you let them, Google will sell stuff in your sidebar that relates to the subject of the article on the page, and your site gets a cut according to the number of clicks. We do the same thing here at StoptheDrugWar.org, and we’ve occasionally noticed some really sleazy anti-drug propaganda and other questionable crap popping up in our ad space from time to time. We can reject specific ads, but it’s not an easy thing to monitor 24/7, and frankly I think it’s hilarious when I write an editorial trashing the idiotic drug policy ideas of some prohibitionist politician, only to have an ad for his presidential campaign pop up on the side of the page. It’s like these people are paying me to make fun of them.

 

Read complete article here:

http://stopthedrugwar.org/speakeasy/2012/mar/12/irony_alert_antimarijuana_newspa

One Comment to “Irony Alert: Anti-Marijuana Newspaper Runs Ads for Pot Paraphernalia”

  • Agreed don’t take them down let them pay you to trash them. I always get a kick out of some of the really off kilter adds that pop up.

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