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Giuliani Runs (NYT Discounted) Anti-Hillary Ad

From an outraged Associated Press:


Giuliani attacks Clinton in campaign ad

By LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in a full-page ad in Friday’s New York Times, accusing her of attacking Iraq war commander Gen. David Petraeus’ character.

The ad paid for by the Giuliani campaign attempts to link Clinton to another ad, paid for by MoveOn.org, a liberal anti-war group, that ran in the Times on Monday. The MoveOn ad accused Petraeus of “cooking the books” on the Iraq war and played off his name, asking, “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?”

Meanwhile, MoveOn’s political action committee will begin airing a new ad on television Monday that accuses Bush of a “betrayal of trust.” The ad will run from Monday to Friday in Washington on cable and nationally on CNN. The total ad buy is $60,000.

The MoveOn TV ad argues that, despite plans to withdraw about 30,000 troops added to the U.S. military presence in Iraq earlier this year, Bush remains mired in the war…

Responding Friday to Giuliani’s criticism, Clinton campaign spokesman Phil Singer said, “It’s hardly surprising that Mayor Giuliani is running the first negative ad of the ’08 campaign, given his inability to justify his unqualified support for President Bush’s failed Iraq strategy.

Senator Clinton respects Gen. Petraeus’ service to our country. She knows the best way to honor our soldiers is to end the war in Iraq and bring them home,” Singer said.

A conservative group, Freedom’s Watch, which supports President Bush’s Iraq war strategy, also plans a print ad in the Times and has demanded the same $65,000 rate that the liberal group paid for its full-page ad. Giuliani is getting the same rate.

Well, it looks like the New York Times can still be shamed.

Of course that’s not the case with MoveOn.org or Hillary Clinton.

“It’s hardly surprising that Mayor Giuliani is running the first negative ad of the ‘08 campaign…”

You have to have a conscience to feel shame.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 14th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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