The biggest names in today's MLB steroids scandal? Miguel Tejada, Roger Clemens, Mo Vaughn, Andy Pettitte and yeah, Google. A tipster sends us this juxtaposition: a Google ad for steroids next to an article on the Mitchell report. So that explains why search-ad revenues are growing so fast.
Google's hardly the first to get caught in this contextual snafu. Ask Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield about the time an animal rights activist uploaded photos depicting the cruelity of seal clubbing. Not a good place for fur-coat ads, it turns out.