You probably heard that the L.A. Times ran a front-page ad disguised as a news story.
Again, that is.
Satirist Roy Rivenburg has the definitive comment:
Although advertorials are typically frowned upon by journalists, not a single person in the L.A. Times newsroom objected, according to today’s article. [Publisher Eddy] Hartenstein said he wasn’t surprised: “Why would they raise a fuss? We’ve been running advertisement-stories for Obama for months and nobody complained about that.”
Heh. Well, nobody in the newsroom, that is.