The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, September 13, 2007
NYT Nabbed in Felony for giving discount to MoveOn.Org
The New York Times dramatically slashed its normal rates for a full-page advertisement for MoveOn.org's ad questioning the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.
Headlined "Cooking the Books for the White House," the ad which ran in Monday's Times says Petraeus is "a military man constantly at war with the facts" and concluded - even before he testified before Congress - that "General Petraeus is likely to become General Betray Us."
According to Abbe Serphos, director of public relations for the Times, "the open rate for an ad of that size and type is $181,692."
A spokesman for MoveOn.org confirmed to The Post that the liberal activist group had paid only $65,000 for the ad - a reduction of more than $116,000 from the stated rate.
A Post reporter who called the Times advertising department yesterday without identifying himself was quoted a price of $167,000 for a full-page black-and-white ad on a Monday.
Meanwhile, it is good to see that guys like Uncle Jimbo are willing to hit back. And Rudy Giuliani wants the same deal for his ad:
Rudy Giuliani blasted Hillary Clinton and MoveOn.org for "smearing General Petraeus" today!Meanwhile Fred Thompson and the RNC had more to say about this outrage:
Rudy is demanding he get the same discount from The New York Times for his ad that will appear tomorrow.
Yes!-- Here's the TERRIFIC AD...
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FRED THOMPSON also attacked the Democrats and MoveOn for their campaign against General Petraeus today:(h/t Gateway Pundit).
Fred Thompson fired back on Hillary and democrats for their despicable attacks on General Petraeus:"It’s more and more apparent to me every day that the average 20 year old who is serving us in Iraq knows more about national security than many of the 20 year veterans in Congress."Amen.
And... The GOP came out with an ad today against the democratic attacks on Petraeus:
HotAir has the video.
Rudy did well in this interview, too.