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Rudy Wants the Same Rate!

2:16 PM, Sep 13, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Giuliani is asking the New York Times to give him the same low rate as MoveOn got to run his own ad in tomorrow's paper. The audio is pretty bad, so I've transcribed the relevant bit here, but the whole clip can be found here.

"I call upon the New York Times to give us the same rate--the heavily discounted rate--they gave MoveOn.org for that abominable ad, that was in a very, very coincidental way published on the same day that General Petraeus testified, in which MoveOn.org, which is well known for its character assassination of Republicans, decided to participate in character assasination of an American general in a time of war. This is unprecedented. And we are going to ask the New York Times to allow us tomorrow to print an ad that will obviously take the opposite view. We believe, unlike Hillary Clinton, that General Petraeus is telling the truth. We think that her attack on General Petraeus was a follow-up to the MoveOn.org/Times attack. I'll tell you what she said, it's pretty simple, you go interpret it, because it's typical--how can I say this in the kindest way about the Clintons--not the most direct way of saying what it is you are trying to say....