Alas, this decision was reversed on Thursday and the ad was bumped to page 20 due to the provocative nature of the content. Rather than bleat about political interference on what is an aggressive attack ad, I have copped it sweet and my campaign team is putting the finishing touches to a more positive full-page ad that will run on page 4 of next week’s edition of The Manningham Leader. Discussions are continuing about what sort of discount News Corp will give for agreeing to charge $5000 for a page 4 advertisement which appeared on page 20.
Mad in Menzies
How much should editorial staff be able to control the placement of political ads in newspapers during an election campaign?