When editorials aren’t enough… Las Vegas Review-Journal uses ads to blast tax plan

Ad in the Review-Journal – placed by the Review-Journal

- From the front page of Sunday's Review-Journal LIFE section

– From the front page of Sunday’s Review-Journal LIFE section

On Friday, a Las Vegas Review-Journal news story warned readers about “the blitzkrieg about to unfold for your vote on The Education Initiative appearing as Question 3 on the November ballot.” The paper failed to disclose, though, that it would launch its own display-ad campaign against Question 3 the next day. The above ad ran on the bottom of Saturday’s Business front and Sunday’s Life front.

Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston says of the ads: “I’m sure this will be disclosed in all news stories from now on, right?”

I’ve asked Review-Journal publisher Ed Moss about the ad campaign.

* Review-Journal uses house ad to oppose margin tax (ralstonreports.com)
* Nevada begins battle royal over Question 3 (reviewjournal.com)