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Adventures In Unfortunate Ad Placement


Mighty Favog, who alerted me to this hilarious juxtaposition, blames the newspaper for the blunder, but I’m thinking this was probably an algorithm at work. It saw the word “garden” in the story, and inserted the ad for the garden supply shop in the online and mobile versions. Whatever the truth, it’s pretty dang funny.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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