Here are some links to different articles on the New York Times discounted ad (discounted$116,000- American dollars) to the Move on organization in their unprofessional, personal, immature, low, vile attack on Gen. David Petraeus. The NYT has been consistent in their lack of support to the troops, their families and those in authority. What is interesting to note is the (lack of) reaction of our elected representatives – those people who have said: “they support the troops” in not denouncing this unethical ad and not showing ANY support to the General and the troops. (for example: “the surge is working not because of the troops”…-Chuck Schumer) Their unprofessional behavior, lack of standard of conduct, disrespect and contempt was demonstrated in their presentations. Important to remember**the military does not make policy**–they just follow the orders that are given to them.
Wikipedia-mini biography of General David Petraeus and the said NYT/Move on ad.
from Moveon.org and their rational for this personal attack: http://pol.moveon.org/petraeus_ad.html
Code of Ethics for Government Service: http://www.house.gov/ethics/ethicschap1.html
From New York Times Code of Ethics (57 pages long)
“The goal of The New York Times is to cover the news as
impartially as possible — “without fear or favor,” in the words
of Adolph Ochs, our patriarch — and to treat readers, news
sources, advertisers and others fairly and openly, and to be
seen to be doing so. The reputation of The Times rests upon
such perceptions, and so do the professional reputations of
its staff members. Thus The Times and members of its news
department and editorial page staff share an interest in avoiding
conflicts of interest or an appearance of a conflict.” (page 3)