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NYT’s $116K Discount For “Betray Us” Ad

From the New York Post:


By CHARLES HURT Bureau Chief

September 13, 2007 — WASHINGTON – 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.

Serphos declined to confirm the price and refused to offer any inkling for why the paper would give MoveOn.org such a discounted price.

Citing the shared liberal bent of the group and the Times, one Republican aide on Capitol Hill speculated that it was the “family discount.”

I’m surprised they had to pay anything at all for the ad,” the GOP staffer said. “They could have just asked the editorial page to run it and it wouldn’t have cost them a cent.”

Just as we suspected from the start.

The NYT should be forced to declare the $116,000 as a campaign contribution. And it’s probably an illegal campaign contribution at that.

But the “paper of treason” is always eager to do whatever it can to betray our country, no matter the cost.  

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 13th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

28 Responses to “NYT’s $116K Discount For “Betray Us” Ad”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    SG! – I missed our anniversary. THIS WAS MY FIRST POST ON S&L!!! I owe you a box of chocolates.

  2. 1sttofight says:

    SG is allergic to chocolate, send them to me instead. ;)

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Speakin’ of chocolate…How about this one from our ol’ pal Mayor Nagin.


  4. Steve says:

    “I missed our anniversary.”

    Where does the time go.

    It seems like only yesterday the NYT was trying to destroy our chances in Iraq.

    Of course, come to think of it, they were doing it yesterday as well.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    We’ll always have Bahgdad, won’t we.

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