Finally an answer as to WHY the Daily Caller went sideways, this morning. Porn Banner Ad as seen below..

 

 

via  http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/daily-caller-goes-hardcore-xxx_b79886

“Who’s Calling The Shots?” was the actual red bold headline on a story this morning on The Daily Caller website by Executive Editor David Martosko regarding President Obamaallegedly canceling the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

But a better question might be who’s calling the shots on the publication’s banner ads? See the XXX-rated performance above the story below. The pub’s Twitter feed says they came under a malware attack last night, so that may be one explanation.

We reached out to the publication’s spokeswoman Nicole Roeberg for more on the matter. Roeberg assures us that no, The Daily Caller isn’t planning on regularly running porn on the site. “One of the accounts on our ad server was hacked, and as a result someone was able to place those inappropriate ads on our site,” Roeberg wrote in a formal comment to FishbowlDC by email. “As far as we can tell, the ads were ONLY visible on iPhone and iPad devices, not on computers or Android devices. The problem with the ads has been fixed, and as soon as Google does another crawl of our site, the error message should go away.
The site is perfectly safe to visit now. Obviously, we would never intend to run ads like this on our site.”

UPDATE: Is it really safe? Despite The Daily Caller saying the site is now safe, the warning message still pops up. “What they’re saying is that the problem has been fixed, but Google won’t recognize that until it does another crawl of our site. As soon as that happens, the error message will go away,” Roeberg explained.

 

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  1. #1 by elcampeador on July 31, 2012 - 8:40 AM

    Garsh, as Paco may type, thanks…lol It just bugged me, had to find out why, after publishing that article THEN all of a sudden, Caller went left field or the parking lot.

  2. #2 by Yojimbo on July 31, 2012 - 1:03 AM

    Thanks for the penatrating analysis on this one, Cidster.

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