The New York Times gives MoveOn the illegal gift of political speech

So the New York Times has been caught giving discounted ad space to MoveOn for it's Petraeus spread. The real crime, of course, is that this is illegal; the New York Times should be able to donate ad space to whatever political causes its owners want it to support. But of course, the New York Times has been one of the foremost advocates of exactly this sort of nannying campaign finance law, so I wouldn't feel too badly if they caught some of the legal flak they've been urging on others.