Friday, September 14, 2007

Complaint filed with the FEC over Petraeus ad.

Uncle Jimbo over at Blackfive has file a formal complaint with the FEC over the General Petraeus ad in the New York Times.

"There may be some loophole that MoveON and the NYT slithered through that allows this, but it sure looks dirty to me. We had a sit down with a lawyer prior to the 2006 election specifically telling us that under no circumstances could we ever discount political or advocacy rates, it was illegal and could destroy the rep of the paper. Well for the NYT their rep is not a problem, but I hope they did break the law. It would front them out as the house organ for the American left and the Democratic party. The Dems don't have to do the heavy sliming, a media/Soros/nutroots coalition will act like swine on their behalf."

No matter how this turns out, it's nice that the message is being sent to the MSM that they aren't going to get away with paritisan tactics anymore. Maybe we can get back to objective reporting (and objective advertising selling).

Related: Rudy is demanding the same rate for ad space. Heh.

Update: Here is Rudy's ad. Allah at HotAir is not impressed. He thinks it's all about Rudy and not about exposing partisanship at the NYT or defending Petraeus. Well..duh. With Rudy, it's always all about Rudy.