First, what I am not sure of. I am not sure what titles refers to in the first sentence, nor am I sure what is meant by the campaigning press. Now, to what I am sure of. Advertisers are in the business to sell products or services. Thus, what they seek to do is find ways to reach their target audience most effectively. Also, they are unlikely to advertise to people without the means to buy their products.Originally Posted by mei
The phrase "given a free hand" means to be allowed to do what one wishes to do.