Thursday, September 13, 2007

Media Bias - (George Soros)

New York Times Bias Caught Again!

This has been coming down the rumor mill for a bit now, and it has been confirmed finally. We all know about the “bias” towards the Left in media, but for the hard-of-heart I will post continually on it.

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I’m embarrassed to say that I’m surprised. Given the amount they stood to make and the obvious appearance of sympathy with the “Betray Us” message that would come if they gave them a deal, they couldn’t possibly have done what Bob Owens accused them of doing, I thought. But they did.

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.

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…

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

Maybe it’s because they thought a nonprofit like MoveOn couldn’t afford to pay the full rate? Er … no, it can’t be that. Like the man says, the only obvious explanation is the family discount. Lesson learned: never underestimate the Times.

They’ve probably lost at least one reader over it. Oh well. Exit question: What kind of deal do you suppose Silky got on this?


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