But that's not the half of it. Read this from the article:
An ad criticizing the top U.S. general in Iraq raised charges on Thursday that The New York Times slashed its advertising rates for political reasons -- an accusation denied by the paper.
By how much, you ask? Let's read on:
Moveon.org confirmed it paid $65,000 for the full page ad headlined "General Petraeus or General Betray Us."
On the surface that seems fair, right? It would, except the market rate for the page ad was a bit higher:
The New York Post ran a story on Thursday asking why the basic rate of $181,692 for such an ad was discounted.
That ad was ran at a saving of $116,692. That's a little over one-third of the usual cost.
So how can they prove they are not biased? Read here.
It's now up to the NYT. The ball is in their court. Time to prove the paranoid right wingnuts wrong. Time to offer equal access for those with the other viewpoint, for the same deal. The moment of truth is here, we are all waiting.