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Here’s an update from Six Apart Media.

Update: And now we know where some of that media buy money went — to Google AdSense and Six Apart Media! We know this because they started appearing on our site: here’s a google one, and here’s one from Six Apart. We went into our google account and blocked that URL, and are still working on the Six Apart ad. Hmm, perhaps Criswell is actually San Francisco’s double agent, pissing away same sex marriage opponents’ money by spending it on poorly targeted ads.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Greg Dewar

    Big props to SF Appeal for doing the homework that the alleged “mainstream Big Jay Journalist Media” never does – figuring out that a line item cost is not necessarily what a media consultant takes home in pay.

    It never ceases to piss me off how the “press” whines on and on about “omg someone got a 30,000 dollar mail contract” and never acknowledges that in fact, said Consultant ain’t taking 30k home to go buy Hummel Figurines with.

    That said, fuck Criswell and Associates for being so un-proud of their work they don’t have the balls to be listed on the disclosure forms and say “hey lookit us! we hate gay marriages and are making shitty ads to say so” and instead, hiding behing crap because they don’t want Those Of Us Who Live Here to say “hey guess what? you are free to say you hate Gay Marriage. However, WE are free to say fuck you back.”

    Karma’s a bitch sometimes.

  • Greg Dewar

    Big props to SF Appeal for doing the homework that the alleged “mainstream Big Jay Journalist Media” never does – figuring out that a line item cost is not necessarily what a media consultant takes home in pay.

    It never ceases to piss me off how the “press” whines on and on about “omg someone got a 30,000 dollar mail contract” and never acknowledges that in fact, said Consultant ain’t taking 30k home to go buy Hummel Figurines with.

    That said, fuck Criswell and Associates for being so un-proud of their work they don’t have the balls to be listed on the disclosure forms and say “hey lookit us! we hate gay marriages and are making shitty ads to say so” and instead, hiding behing crap because they don’t want Those Of Us Who Live Here to say “hey guess what? you are free to say you hate Gay Marriage. However, WE are free to say fuck you back.”

    Karma’s a bitch sometimes.

  • mikel

    Bill C. isn’t the only one enjoying the fruits of NOMs bank account. Bill Bayne at Coyote Films has worked closely with Bill Criswell for years, and Jeremy Hooper at goodasyou.org notes that Bayne worked on the NOM “Gathering Storm” clusterfuck of an ad. Bill Bayne has also worked with a number of ultra-conservative candidates to produce their campaign ads. Zach Hammer, lead guitarist with the SF-based band Five A.M. works for Coyote Films. Which makes one wonder why Five A.M. comes off as all socially conscious and righteous. I also wonder why both Criswell and Coyote Films (coyotefilms.net) took down their web sites a couple of days after their involvement in Prop 8 and the BS in Maine came to light. One would think they’re ashamed of the fact that they are hurting loving families.

  • mikel

    Bill C. isn’t the only one enjoying the fruits of NOMs bank account. Bill Bayne at Coyote Films has worked closely with Bill Criswell for years, and Jeremy Hooper at goodasyou.org notes that Bayne worked on the NOM “Gathering Storm” clusterfuck of an ad. Bill Bayne has also worked with a number of ultra-conservative candidates to produce their campaign ads. Zach Hammer, lead guitarist with the SF-based band Five A.M. works for Coyote Films. Which makes one wonder why Five A.M. comes off as all socially conscious and righteous. I also wonder why both Criswell and Coyote Films (coyotefilms.net) took down their web sites a couple of days after their involvement in Prop 8 and the BS in Maine came to light. One would think they’re ashamed of the fact that they are hurting loving families.

  • ShiftyNJ

    Zach Hammer had nothing to do with this project. Please read his reply to a similar statement made here.

    http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2009/10/video-all-things-considered—-except-for-tax-paying-citizens-right-to-civil-equality.html

  • ShiftyNJ

    Zach Hammer had nothing to do with this project. Please read his reply to a similar statement made here.

    http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2009/10/video-all-things-considered—-except-for-tax-paying-citizens-right-to-civil-equality.html