New low in news ad placement

Franklin Avenue's Michael Schneider was stunned when Channel 2 traffic reporter Vera Jimenez described last week's fire-caused snarl in Sepulveda Pass, then segued to her test drive of a Lincoln MKS — with video of Jiminez inside the car and praising its virtues. I guess you won't be surprised to learn that Southern California Lincoln dealers sponsor the morning traffic on Channel 2. Schneider finds the evidence on YouTube. (Oops, the video is "no longer available."

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