Unfortunate contextual advertising watch, Ted Stevens edition

An ill-advised ad ends up on a Huffington Post story on the former Alaska Senator's plane crash

Published August 10, 2010 5:01PM (EDT)

The automatically generated advertisements on the Huffington Post's story on the deadly plane crash that reportedly claimed the life of former Senator Ted Stevens are all for radio controlled airplanes. Because, you know, if you're reading about this, you are probably an airplane enthusiast.

(I know no humans are directly responsible for this sort of thing, but at this point the internet advertisemement robots should be taught not to place airplane ads on plane crash stories.)

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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