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N.Y. Times Admits Petraeus Ad Sold to Moveon.org at 1/2 Off

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posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 10:57 AM
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N.Y. Times Admits Petraeus Ad Sold to Moveon.org at 1/2 Off


www.nydailynews.com

The old gray lady has some explaining to do.

Officials at the New York Times have admitted a liberal activist group was permitted to pay half the rate it should have for a provocative ad condemning U.S. Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus.

The MoveOn ad, which cast Petraeus as "General Betray Us" and attacked his truthfulness, ran on the same day the commander made a highly anticipated appearance before Congress.

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posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 10:57 AM
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This smells like the NYT maybe got a call from their attorney's and said to squash this immediately.

Isn't there some regulations concerning political organizations and advertising. Would the discount be considered a contribution to the movement?

I don't know but something smells....

www.nydailynews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 11:50 AM
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Same agenda, same hope for defeat in Iraq.

Take care of your own?

Imagine if FOX News discounted ads for Conservative views. They would never hear the end of it.



posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 06:34 PM
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Looks like the pressure got to them!

www.prnewswire.com.../www/story/09-23-2007/0004668013&EDATE=


WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the Public Editor
column of today's New York Times, the Times' vice president admits that,
without the knowledge or consent of MoveOn.org Political Action, the Times
"made a mistake" in charging MoveOn its standby rate of $65,000 for the
advertisement run on Monday September 10.


Mistake?


Good! That's $65,000 less that Moveaway.org has to spew its hateful agenda!



posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 06:46 PM
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Another article concerning the Moveon discount ad:


MoveOn to Pay Full Times Ad Rate

On the issue of an issue that just hasn’t moved on, the liberal activist group MoveOn.org announced this afternoon that, in light of today’s column by The Times’s public editor, Clark Hoyt, it would pay the full advertisement rate of $142,083 for its controversial “General Betray Us?” spot in the A-section of the newspaper nearly two weeks ago.


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Now Moveon is demanding candidate Giuliani to cough up the full rate as well after the Rep. Presidential candidate demanded the cheaper rate for his rebuttal ad.

I think this little story just got legs and will be discussed for a few more weeks.



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