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.