Ex Alaskan Senator died in a plane crash recently. First, as always, my condolensces to his family.
Second, I learned about his death from my Salon feed on Google Reader. There were a few reports on the event, including these two: (the first is a screen shot)
Salon had a few other news reports, then came the headline,
I’ve had to tweak this post a little. The blue text above is a link, even though the underlining appears to have disappeared.
At the Huffington Post, news of Stevens’ death was followed by an ad for a remote control plane named “nitro planes”.
I guess this isn’t hypocrisy because Salon doesn’t control what ads Google adds. Still, it is ironic.