WSJ Tests RSS Ads to Atrocious Effect

The Journal appears to have begun inserting graphical ads into its RSS feeds, and do they ever suck. The poor man above appears to have had his faced surgically removed and replaced with CP30’s, and as if that weren’t bad enough, the sun is giving him the evil eye. The copy is no better: “Put your loved one on the road to recovery.” Damn, those Bahamas will mess you up.

Update: Since posting I’ve seen the same wretched ad in feeds from another Dow Jones site, MarketWatch, and Gawker-owned LifeHacker. So it’s a run of network unit.

Update 2: It’s a FeedBurner ad. And it’s everywhere!

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