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cookkevin Oct 5, 2012 12:09 PM

Mitt Romney ads on chow ???? O NO

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  1. carolinadawg RE: cookkevin Oct 5, 2012 12:36 PM

    And others despair over the appearance of Obama ads:


    I don't know why anyone would have an expection that political ads wouldn't/shouldn't appear on this site. And its the ads that keep the site available, for free.

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      cookkevin RE: carolinadawg Oct 6, 2012 08:33 AM

      yes, it must be hard for CBS to find ad buyers your right

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        carolinadawg RE: cookkevin Oct 6, 2012 09:46 AM

        I don't know what you mean by that.

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          cookkevin RE: carolinadawg Oct 6, 2012 10:00 AM

          Who do you think owns this board ???

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            carolinadawg RE: cookkevin Oct 6, 2012 01:45 PM

            CBS Interactive.

            I'll just add the following facts:

            1. Most, if not all, web ads are placed without the website owner being aware of the specific ads.

            2. CBS Interactive would be acting contrary to their own economic self interest by refusing to carry the ads, and as pointed out below, cannot carry ads from one candidate and refuse to run them from his/her opponent.

    2. Quine RE: cookkevin Oct 5, 2012 06:46 PM

      AdBlock is your friend.

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        Leepa RE: Quine Oct 5, 2012 06:59 PM

        And mine. =)

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          The Professor RE: Leepa Oct 6, 2012 08:49 AM

          and mine...most especially where "Mittens" is concerned. LOL

          1. re: The Professor
            justalex RE: The Professor Oct 6, 2012 08:56 AM

            And mine, most especially where "the chair" is concerned. LOL

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        Canthespam RE: cookkevin Oct 6, 2012 09:11 AM

        The only reason that CBS bought CNET (owner of Chow and other sites) is for the revenue generated from these adds. When and if Chow ceases to be profitable..... you can say ciao to Chow.

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          justalex RE: Canthespam Oct 6, 2012 07:38 PM

          I have no tribe. I'm simply an American. The empty chair does not represent me. I have passion and LOVE for America.

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            Servorg RE: justalex Oct 6, 2012 07:47 PM

            Freedom is a messy business.

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          rasputina RE: cookkevin Oct 6, 2012 08:13 PM

          There were Obama ones a couple months ago. Personally I think they should keep ALL political ads off the sites.

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            The Professor RE: rasputina Oct 7, 2012 07:39 AM

            amen to that

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              squid kun RE: rasputina Oct 9, 2012 04:35 PM

              In a year of record political spending, I'm just glad CBS/Chow is getting a slice of the pie, so to speak. Red ads and blue ads both bring in the same kind of green.

              1. re: squid kun
                Samalicious RE: squid kun Oct 9, 2012 09:28 PM

                Well said Squid.

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                  The Professor RE: Samalicious Oct 10, 2012 10:30 AM

                  yes...very colorful. :-)

              2. re: rasputina
                Justpaula RE: rasputina Oct 12, 2012 07:43 PM

                Ads are on all of our TV stations too. I don't know why anyone would think websites are different. The owners of both types of media are making money...and I do not think the ads are an indication of the corporate political viewpoints. It is simply about ad dollars.

              3. nsxtasy RE: cookkevin Oct 11, 2012 03:14 PM

                >> Mitt ?



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