MoveOn.org paid $77,508 to the New York Times Wednesday representing the amount undercharged by the newspaper for the organization’s controversial ‘General Betray Us’ ad, which ran Sept. 10.
According to an article in the Times:
Many critics, including some of the Republican presidential candidates as well as Vice President Dick Cheney, had accused the newspaper of giving subsidized rates to MoveOn, a liberal antiwar organization, out of sympathy with its views.
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On Sunday, Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt said that the newspaper had violated its own standards in giving MoveOn a price break to which it was not entitled.