Thursday, September 13, 2007

Maybe It's Redundant to Call it the Left-Wing Dishrag

Sometimes I'm still surprised by the audacity of the left-wing dishrag, but perhaps I should think more in terms of Claude Rains in Casablanca (I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!). But this really does test the limits...
The New York Times dramatically slashed its normal rates for a full-page advertisement for'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 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.

...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."
I'd take the time to respond to MoveOn, but it's sort of like responding to a taunt from a five year old on the playground. Luckily, these idiots only own one major political party in this country.


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