The Spike Report pointed to this New York Times story on the Daily News’ Scramble to Woo Back Grocery Ads cancelled after it ran a series of articles on the filth and health code violations in many of New York City’s supermarket chains. To repair the damage with such an important group of advertisers, The News produced at its expense yesterday a glossy four-page “advertorial” supplement with laudatory content about the supermarket industry. Supermarket executives consider themselves the wronged parties and experienced the advertising supplement as their due. One demanded the firing of the reporter and editor responsible for the critical series as a condition to resume advertising. New York Times