Naked City

Cheering or Jeering?

Naked City

This ad, said to be sponsored by the group "Citizens for Capital Punishment," ran in Monday's Terre Haute Tribune-Star after being rejected by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, according to Tom Ungar of the Chicago ad agency the Ungar Group. Ungar insists the ad is serious and pro-capital punishment, although he acknowledged that numerous callers have seen it instead as a parody.

Ungar said the CCP is a newly formed Chicago group that prefers to let the ad speak for itself. Was he disappointed that so many people saw the ad as anti-capital punishment? "You never can predict what will happen with a piece of communication," Ungar said. "It's provocative to the point of getting people to discuss the issue."

  • More of the Story

  • Naked City

    Local news this week in Austin

    Naked City

    The University Co-Op becomes a textbook monopoly.
  • Naked City

    Austin cycling activists worry that bicyclists and pedestrians' concerns will lose out to drivers' interests in the implementation of the Seaholm District Master Plan.

    Naked City

    The City Council moves forward with Austin's regional transportation plan, but assures neighbors of road-widening projects proposed in the plan that they, not the state of Texas, have the authority to decide what gets built and when.

    Naked City

    This year's Greater AustinWork job summit features talk of layoffs, better and earlier training, and sagging profits at companies around the city.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle