Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (@MaxKingRealty Edition)

Yesterday’s New York Times yielded a bumper crop of full-page advocacy ads.

There was this ADL ad on page 11.

 

And this ad from a boatload of human-rights and faith-based groups on page 17.

 

 

But it was this ad on page 21 that went straight to our All Those Dollars and No Sense desk.

 

 

The ad was paid for by Brett M. Kingstone, CEO of Orlando-based Max King Realty, LLC, who railed against government-funded “corporate welfare deals” in Jarred Schenke’s Bisnow Atlanta piece last year.

Now he’s all about a full-throated defense of capitalism. And his Times ad struck the headscratching staff as bizarre enough to merit a readable reproduction in full.

Not surprisingly, the reaction in the Twitterverse was equally headscratchy.

Memo to Brett M. Kingstone: Next time, just set your $120,000 on fire.

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4 Responses to Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (@MaxKingRealty Edition)

  1. Jason Mandell says:

    I reached out to him on LinkedIn. Here’s the exchange. Should we pursue?

    Jason Mandell
    MONDAY
    6:32 PM
    Subject: NY Times ad
    Hey Brett, saw your ad in the Sunday Times. I’m doing a research project on people who are some combination of batshit crazy and/or evil. Can I interview you?

    TODAY
    Brett Kingstone sent the following message at 8:19 AM
    8:19 AM
    Yes any time Jason.

    I certainly qualify for crazy but I doubt you will conclude I am evil after speaking with me…

    Sent from my iPhone
    Brett Kingstone
    CEO
    Max King Holding Company,LLC
    Kingstone Family Holding Company, LLC
    Kingstone@maxkingrealty.com

    OFFICE: 407-451-1000

  2. jasonmandell says:

    I reached out to him on LinkedIn and he graciously wrote aback. Here’s the exchange below. Should we pursue???:

    Jason Mandell
    MONDAY 6:32 PM
    Subject: NY Times ad
    Hey Brett, saw your ad in the Sunday Times. I’m doing a research project on people who are some combination of batshit crazy and/or evil. Can I interview you?

    TODAY
    Brett Kingstone sent the following message at 8:19 AM
    8:19 AM
    Yes any time Jason.

    I certainly qualify for crazy but I doubt you will conclude I am evil after speaking with me…

    Sent from my iPhone
    Brett Kingstone
    CEO
    Max King Holding Company,LLC
    Kingstone Family Holding Company, LLC
    Kingstone@maxkingrealty.com

    OFFICE: 407-451-1000

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