It can probably be argued that the folks over at CBS2.com don’t exercise a lot of control over which online ads show up with what webcast stories. One might even excuse an awkward pairing between the print version of a story and whatever’s being sold alongside it.
But when the video segment of the story featuring the heartbroken and grieving mother of the USC freshman killed by a hit-and-run driver gets sandwiched between the same identical car commercial — the one featuring a Honda driving along the musical road? Yeah, the word “tasteless” comes to mind. No argument. No excuses.