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Ahhhh, Those OEN Ads You Love to Hate.

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When OEN began running a lot of advertisements two years ago, publishing members were disgusted by some of the ads and considered almost all of them disruptive of the textual contents they authored; and they said so. Nonetheless, OEN's ownership - Ie, Rob Kall - and OEN's management stood fast, and over time they have increased OEN's paid advertising.


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(NB. The vast majority of adverts at OEN are progressive and in line with OEN's goals and the goals of the vast majority of its members.)

Oh, well, internet websites are the owner's personal property, so whatcha gonna do?

What I've decided needs doing is to submit this Diary, with 5 examples of recent advertisements on OpEdNews which offended me personally or politically, in one case because the ad was blatantly pro-Right-Wing-Nut/Tea Party, in one case because the ad was for a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme, in one case because the add was blatantly pro-Israel, and in two cases because the ads were sexist.

I hope other members also publish Diaries listing the paid adverts at OEN which particularly offend their sensibilities. A Diary is the least obtrusive and most accessible way we members can make our views known, when we take serious issue with OEN's main politics and publishing policies. After all, silence implies consent, as someone said a long long time ago.

Pro Anti-Prez, Pro (Old) Tea Party, by OpEdNews

Pro-Get Rich Quick Scheme, by OpEdNews

Pro-Israel, by OpEdNews

Sexist Picture 1, by OpEdNews

Sex Pic2, by OpEdNews


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1-there's an FAQ on ads. Read it. 2-ads play ... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 8:39:51 AM
1.  Give me the URL of that FAQ, please.2.&nb... by Gentry L Rowsey on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 8:57:17 AM
Lloyd, I've publicly reported on expenses of OEN n... by Rob Kall on Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at 8:51:02 PM
The right wing ads appear because much of the cont... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:20:45 PM
Curious GeorgeCurious George investigates his worl... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 10:20:08 AM
are among the most critically thinking and least l... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 11:08:45 AM
Thanks for you input.  I guess we can put up ... by David McCauley on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 3:47:58 PM
I have wondered about some of the recents ads myse... by David McCauley on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 11:11:16 AM
OEN is not the only one who benefits from the ads,... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 6:54:05 PM
--When there's five of them? I don't get it. It lo... by Allan Wayne on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 10:38:02 PM
So, life isn't the bowl of cherries that you think... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:29:05 PM
in the universe of political websites, I think eve... by GLloyd Rowsey on Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:06:01 PM
I fail to see where the government has anything to... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:40:44 PM
the Black Agenda Report. I did offer a solution, ... by GLloyd Rowsey on Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at 9:53:28 PM
What good does expressing your displeasure do?&nbs... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at 10:12:37 PM