The attempt and not the deed confounds us.

Gun Counter Gomer seems mighty proud that someone noticed that he had previously posed a question based upon his complete and utter ignorance over anything not found in Guns & Ammo.

In other words, all the attention came as a result of the New York Times not putting their standby pricing on their rate cards, and the majority of the angry pixels expended in this incident were more than likely “much ado about nothing.”

The “much ado about nothing” regarding the expended pixels he mentions sounds something like this:

ABC’s Jake Tapper, who first reported what paid for their ad, is on the story again today and reveals that a conservative organization who ran a full page ad the next day paid “significantly more.”


It appears that the NY Times may take a much bigger hit to their the credibilty and the bottom line than they ever anticipated as a result.

I doubt stockholders will be pleased.

(h/t Allah at Hot Air, who kindly remembers where this conflagration over the deep discount started.)

Update: Thanks.

Update: This is growing far more than I could have ever expected. Fred! and Rudy pile on. and Hot Air has the audio and video. Uncle Jimbo has filed a complaint with the FEC, and though I won’t pretend to have the first clue on whether or not this has any “bite,” a commenter over at Ace’s place discovers something that looks like where they could have potentially run afoul of the law.

Which would be a previous post from Gomer. But since we’re playing the Shakespeare Game (I’m assuming that he knows he’s quoting Shakespeare) it might be worth it, when visiting Confederate Yankee or Ace or Uncle Jimbo, to remember that:

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

That sounds about right…



Yeah. Like I would tell you....