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Friday, September 14, 2007

Rudy Giuliani Ad in the New York Times

[Update below]

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The NYT reports that Rudy Giuliani sought — and received — space in Friday editions of the newspaper for an advertisement in which he praises General Petraeus.

From The Prowler/American Spectator:

The New York Times in the past has rejected "advocacy" ads from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, as well as from the National Right to Life Committee, despite the fact that both would have qualified for the same "special advocacy, stand by" rates that the radical, left-wing organization was given for its smear ad of Gen. David Petraeus.

MoveOn, which is largely financed by billionaire George Soros, as well as other major financial donors to the Democratic National Committee, was given a $100,000 discount for the ad which called the U.S. commander of armed forces in Iraq a traitor. According to a MoveOn organizer in Washington, D.C., the organization has raised more than twice that amount since the full-page ad appeared in the Times earlier this week. "It was a great fundraising opportunity for us." The source added that the group was looking to perhaps turn the ad into a poster that they could further fundraise off of.

The Times claimed that MoveOn was given no special treatment, but several organizations that sought to place ads in a similar manner in past years have been turned away or were told that the ads were bumped for higher paying ads.

Quoting Hillary Clinton at the top of that ad was a stroke of genius on Rudy's part and will probably further the lead he has just taken in the latest poll over Hillary Clinton:

Rudy Giuliani Preferred President Over Hillary Clinton If Terrorists Attack America

NEW YORK — A majority of Americans say they would feel more comfortable with Rudy Giuliani in the White House than Hillary Clinton if another terrorist attack were to happen in the United States, according to a new FOX News poll.

When compared to other top Republican candidates, more voters see Giuliani as hardworking and as a strong leader, while Clinton leads the Democratic field for not only having the right experience, but also being able to bring about change — as well as doing whatever it takes to win. Views are divided on whether it’s appropriate for Oprah Winfrey to use her celebrity status to encourage support of Barack Obama.

The latest FOX News poll shows that if the United States were hit with a terrorist attack, by a 50 percent to 36 percent margin, Americans would rather have Giuliani in charge than Clinton, including 28 percent of Democrats and an overwhelming 80 percent of Republicans. Independents split in Giuliani’s favor 47 percent to Clinton’s 28 percent.


Freedom’s Watch, a conservative group, ran a full-page, color advertisement in The Times on Sept. 11. In a letter Thursday to its publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the president of Freedom’s Watch, Bradley A. Blakeman, said: “The New York Times representative explained to us that we could run a standby rate ad for $65,000, but we could not pick the date or placement of the ad.” Mr. Blakeman said must have been able to pick the date of its advertisement, or had been given “preferential treatment” on the timing, because news organizations were discussing the advertisement before it ran.

MoveOn has effectively stabbed the Democrats in the back and the longer the Democratic leadership avoid taking a stand either for or against MoveOn, the worse this is going to get for them in the eyes of America.

"WHO SHOULD AMERICA LISTEN TO?-A decorated soldier's commitment to defending America, or Hillary Clinton's commitment to defending"


Good for you Rudy. Well done.

[Update] Rudy slams Hillary some more.

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