Feel-good ads feel weird on hurricane coverage

Feel-good online ad videos undermine hurricane coverage.
Stephen Baker

I anxiously click on CNN.com to read about part of the roof ripping off the hurricane-batted Superdome. And I'm served up a video ad in which Cadillacs are rolling to waltz music. The message: "Cadillac StS. Let's Dance."

It feels like a jolt. At some point, I'm sure, the online news industry will figure out how to synchronize disaster coverage and advertisements. Clearly still a work in progress.

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