"Last night we opined that it is almost impossible for you, the American public, to get the truth about Iraq and other important issues because propaganda and defamation are overwhelming the facts. Well, the New York Post is reporting that the New York Times gave MoveOn an enormous discount for its smear advertisement against General Petraeus. This is a very serious matter - the founders gave the press huge privileges because they wanted you to be informed. But now we have some mainstream media actively trying to impose a left wing ideology on the nation rather than inform them about the facts. The Times is clearly an ideological outfit, as is NBC News, which routinely takes propaganda from far left Internet sites and presents it as truth. Then we have Bill Moyers of PBS, who promotes a far left ideology under the guise of reporting. How can fair-minded people make responsible decisions when they can't get truthful reporting? The New York Times should turn itself into a magazine; that would be the honest thing to do. Americans know the Times is in bed with MoveOn, a radical organization that is funded in part by George Soros, who can well afford to pay the legitimate rate for a newspaper advertisement."News Link: NYT gave MoveOn.org discount for "Betray Us" ad
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was joined by media analysts Cal Thomas and Jane Hall. Thomas slammed the Times as a blatantly biased organization. "MoveOn is promoting a policy that dovetails with the Times editorial position. The left in this country is invested in American defeat in Iraq and the defeat of the Republican Party in the next election, so anything that is seen as positive in Iraq is viewed as a threat." But Hall claimed this incident has nothing to do with bias. "The New York Times advertising pages are different from the editorial pages. My understanding is that they also run conservative ads, who get the same discount. So this does not prove your point." When Hall brought up the Swift Boat ads as an example of unfair tactics on the right, The Factor
confronted her. "Jane, every time I speak with you, you justify bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior. You make excuses by digging up something up that was wrong as well."