From the Associated Press
NY Times says discounting MoveOn ad was 'mistake'
September 24, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times' ombudsman says the newspaper violated its standards when it gave the liberal activist group MoveOn.org a $77,508 price break on a full-page advertisement targeting Gen. David H. Petraeus.
The organization paid $64,575, instead of the standard $142,083, for the ad questioning the war in Iraq, public editor Clark Hoyt wrote in a column published Sunday.
You want to criticize a man who enlisted in the US Armed Forces to protect his country for his lifetime? Sure, sounds good, we'll throw in a 55% discount. You want home delivery with that?
-- Submitted by R. Wellesley