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Google Denies Pulling Anti-Clinton Ads

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Running Anti-Clinton Banners from DMNews.com has Google saying no. Ads that were initially approved continue to run. However, Google admits that some ads were rejected as advocating against a person, as opposed to a political agenda. The author and publisher of a book about the Clintons claims that all ads were removed. More from them in this press release.

Did Google pull anti-Bill & Hillary Clinton ads after initially approving them? Google Defends Not Last month, Google came under accusations of favoring liberal ads after removing a conservative ad that mimicked the same wording as a democratic ads. Flap Over Political Ads Underscores Problems With Google Delay In Reviewing Ads has more details. See also Google Posts New Ad Guidelines which explains that political ads are allowed, as long as they take issue with issues, rather than individuals.

FYI, neither the DMNews story nor the press release say what keywords were involved, so I can't check on the ads. However, a search for hillary clinton brings up both pro and con ads, plus eBay hawking merchandise:

Hillary Enables a Rapist
Read the shocking stories that
Bill & Hillary Clinton covered up.
www.realclintonlegacy.com

Hillary Clinton in 2008
3,000+ Unique Hillary Products
Tshirts, Bumper Stickers, Mugs, etc
CafePress.com

Hillary for President
T-Shirts, Bumper Stickers & More;
Great Prices - Fast Shipping
www.XpressYourView.com

Bill Raped Hillary Book
The Truth About Hillary
Hardcover For Only $16.47
BagOfMags.com

"The Truth About Hillary"
Save time with the summary of
Edward Klein's bestseller.
CapitolReader.com

President Hillary Clinton
2008 is closer than you think!
Bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts.
www.BeatBushGear.com

President Hillary?
Know who's in the running for
the White House in 2008.
www.ovaloffice2008.com

Hillary Clinton
Everything to do with
Hillary Clinton.
eBay.com

Clicking on the first ad also led me to this page at Amazon, where the book in question is being sold. So I'm assuming that at least some of the ads the press release complains about being removed are in fact still running.


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