Removed MacMerc from my Feedreader

I just removed MacMerc from NetNewsWire, the program I use to read RSS (newsfeeds) from several dozen web sites a few times a day. MacMerc sometime recently started putting an advertising image at the bottom of each article. This has the same effect as a web bug (aka web beacon). Regardless, it’s quite annoying, so I simply won’t read that newsfeed anymore.