Truth About Advertising

Good to see it's not always the flacks that are clueless...

A local newspaper in St. Marys, Ontario just told the local Canadian Alliance candidate in the upcoming by-election, in effect: you didn't buy any ads, so we're not going to write about you. Nyah nyah nee nah naaaaaah.

I don't make this stuff up you know. No less august organ than the Globe & Mail carries the story and quotes the newspaper's editor:

". . . We will surely repay your patronage in this week's Friday edition, when we plan to devote as much space (including the editorial) as possible to encourage voters not to vote for your party."

Is that how it works, then?