The NYT, MoveOn and Rudy
A reader writes:
With respect to your post on the NYT and Moveon, it isn't being mentioned as much that Hoyt said the paper similarly mistakenly undercharged Giuliani for his ad responding to the MoveOn ad:
"Hoyt noted, however, that the executive who approved the ad did not view it as a personal attack. Rudy Giuliani, a leading GOP presidential candidate and former New York mayor, received the same rate for a response ad he placed days later, Hoyt wrote."
As for whether the MoveOn ad was a "personal attack":
"The executive who approved the ad, Hoyt wrote, said the ad was 'rough' but that 'he regarded it as a comment on a public official's management of his office and therefore acceptable speech for The Times to print.'"