I never would have seen this, but my wife pointed it out. A site called “Blogcritics” ripped us for a Blogad on this site that advertises Iraqi dinars. The post was titled: “Power Line Hawks Dubious Iraq Dinar Investment”:
Surf on over to Power Line and you’ll see an interesting business opportunity tucked in among the sidebar blogads. BetonIraq.com offers the savvy investor a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the Iraqi Dinar (IQD) at rock-bottom prices and invest in the future of a free and democratic Iraq at the same time.
After denouncing dinars as an investment opportunity, the author concludes:
So the question remains, what are John Hinderaker and Co. doing pimping a currency scam on their website? I’m aware that blogads are automated to a degree, but the gentlemen at Power Line are ultimately responsible for what they’re hawking.
The fact that this investment “deal” is clearly designed to take advantage of the kind of “patriotic” Americans who read Power Line only makes it worse.
They say a fool and his money are soon parted. I guess they’re counting on the fact that a lot of fools read Power Line.
A typically pleasant liberal blogger. But, hey, you really couldn’t make this stuff up. What do you suppose are the first two ads that appear on the page where Blogcritics denounces us for the dinar Blogad? Click the screen shot to enlarge:
Yup, that’s right:
New Iraqi Dinars
Dealer Specialists-Registered MSB. Secure Online Credit Card Payments!
Dinars in Stock – Buy Now
First Class Service Next day COD delivery
Liberal hypocrisy–there is really nothing quite like it!
As we’ve said before, we do not censor Blogads based on content. We accept any ad that is not offensive on its face. Once, we even accepted an ad by the Democratic National Committee. We do not endorse the products or services that advertise on our site. I have no idea whether Iraqi dinars are a good investment or not, and I personally wouldn’t dream of engaging in currency speculation. But those who trade in currency have a right to advertise like everyone else, and our readers, like everyone else–even the readers of sites like Blogcritics–have every right to make up their own minds about investments.