I’ve seen similar ads in other papers, including ones here in Chicago, and can’t get worked up about them. “I generally defend these things,” writes journalism prof and media critic Dan Kennedy, “since I like it when news organizations find ways to make money. And it’s clearly labeled; it’s not at all deceptive. But still, this is a wow. If the Globe hasn’t crossed a line, perhaps it has moved the line past where we always thought it was.” | Another reaction.
Update: My Facebook commenters aren’t bothered, either.