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Mitt Romney ads on chow ???? O NO

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  1. And others despair over the appearance of Obama ads:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/852460

    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

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

      1. re: cookkevin

        I don't know what you mean by that.

        1. re: carolinadawg

          Who do you think owns this board ???

          1. re: cookkevin

            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. AdBlock is your friend.

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      1. re: Quine

        And mine. =)

        1. re: Leepa

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

          1. re: The Professor

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Canthespam

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

          1. re: justalex

            Freedom is a messy business.

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

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          1. re: rasputina

            amen to that

            1. re: rasputina

              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

                Well said Squid.

                1. re: Samalicious

                  yes...very colorful. :-)

              2. re: rasputina

                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. >> Mitt ?

                www.chow.com/topics/632865

                :)