Originally posted by Denny Chimes: You missed my point. I PAY to come here, not be bombarded by ads, any ads. The Obama ads just made me think about it more because I'm not a supporter. You're right. i don't have to click on it or read it but I can't help but SEE it. At least facebook (free, by the way) gives you an opportunity to block certain ads.Does HBO have commercials except for their own programming? HBO is a PREMIUM channel. I think we might be getting a little short-changed here, that's all.
There are plenty of things you pay for where you will be bombarded with ads. Cable TV, football games, concerts, airplanes, movies etc. Almost any form of entertainment, even HBO has ads, they are just generally ads for other HBO programs or ads you don't notice (product placement). The pervasiveness of it is annoying though. Probably the most effective way to protest it would be to cancel your membership.
As for Obama's ads, seems to me like the banner ads running on an Alabama website are an extremely poor use of his resources. If anything people who don't like Obama should be happy his campaign is wasting funds on a lost cause here with Alabama voters. Of course, those ads are probably rivals wide so they probably appear on Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina boards to but he is paying for the Bama ads as well.