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Bad news with an even worse ad placement


In an effort to avoid any perceived conflict of interest, most news publications try to paint a clear line between their editorial content and the advertising that supports it. But sometimes the obvious is overlooked.

That was the case Monday for a story the Anchorage Daily News ran on its website about a group of teenagers that was attacked by a grizzly bear while on a trip through the mountains in Alaska. Check out the advertisement the site ran at the top of the same page the story was on:

Don't bother trying to see for yourself. The unfortunate ad placement has since been taken care of.

Editor's note: Thank you to BLAZE reader Dan W. for submitting this tip!

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