Originally Posted by jmaloney
I doubt B&N specifically chose to put their ad there. They've likely paid into an advertising system that auto generates relevant ads based on the content of the site, and the site you were on uses that service. I would not in any way take that as B&N approving of the site on which you saw the ad.
Assuming B&N disapproves of the site, the presence of their ad on it *does* indicate a lack of oversight on their part of what's being done in their name. Or maybe it's a lack of foresight, e.g. the contract failed to give them any veto power.