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Will MoveOn please weigh in on Taser Boy

Petraeus MoveOn.org has agreed to pay an additional $77,508 for a Sept. 10 ad it ran in The New York Times blasting Gen. David Petraeus (shown here), calling him “General Betray Us,” on the day he testified to Congress. The Times initially charged $64,575, the “standby” rate when the date of placement can’t be guaranteed, instead of $142,083, the paper’s rate when ads run on the day intended. Frankly, I’m amazed the paper is having financial woes when it continues to command such high ad rates. Meanwhile, a profane four-word anti-George Bush editorial in a student newspaper (“Taser this. F--- Bush,” with the third word spelled out) has landed its editors in hot water. Sure, the Rocky Mountain Collegian story has little to do with the Times piece, but f--- it, it has nothing to do with Taser Boy either, and he gets a few more seconds of fame out of the headline. That’s a shame. (“General Betray Us?” Also f

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