I’ve received a few emails in the past few days about some of the ads on the right sidebar of this blog. There have been a number of political ads displayed and some of you are getting pretty irritated with them. Enough to threaten to stop coming to this blog. I guess some explanation is necessary.
Several of the ad spots you see to your right are run and distributed by Google. I have very little control over which ads come up. This means I am not selling private ad space to candidates or campaigns personally. I am flattered that some of you think Chris Dudley is approaching me personally to buy ad space, and though my husband would love to bro down with a former Blazer, I assure you that I am not involved in deciding which party’s or issue’s ads are displayed.
And honestly, those ads, meaning the Google ads in general, not just the political ones, are what allows me to offer the content on the site to readers for free. So, just like you do with television and radio advertisements, just ignore them if they are irritating. Luckily, they will be gone in less than a week!
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