MoveOn has just released the following press release on PRnewswire, which reads, in part:
Now that the Times has revealed this mistake for the first time, and while we believe that the $142,083 figure is above the market rate paid by most organizations, out of an abundance of caution we have decided to pay that rate for this ad. We will therefore wire the $77,083 difference to the Times tomorrow (Monday, September 24, 2007).
We call on Mayor Giuliani, who received exactly the same ad deal for the same price, to pay the corrected fee also.
Naturally, one suspects, Mr. Giuliani will have a most creative explanation as to why he cannot pay the fee. Patterns are patterns, after all.
And the vicious righties are already on it, Pajamas Media, and Blackfive. The latter was one of the invited to Bush’s Roosevelt Room Blogger soirée last week. The former have their logo on virtually every major rightie blog you’d care to name, and have their own “news” page as well.
More as this story evolves.