Friday, September 3rd, 2004
Blog maven and CBS Marketwatch columnist Frank Barnako picked up on the Sex and the City blogad order.
BTW, blogger and radio commentator Hugh Hewitt, having run that blogad for a few hours, decided to put principles over money and take the ad down, after hearing from readers arguing that Sex and the City doesn’t necessarily square with his Christian conservative worldview.
Some people worry that bloggers are more susceptible than publishers — who’ve taken lots of ethics classes in journalism school or school — to being bent by advertising. I’ve always felt that the contrary holds. In contrast to traditional corporate publishers, each blog has a single decision maker, perfect transparency and point-blank accountability. In short, everybody knows where the buck stops.