INDEED: “It is the view of this column that the Times should be able to sell ads to whomever it wishes under whatever terms it wishes. But we live in an era of heavy regulation of campaign speech, thanks in part to the persuasive efforts of the New York Times. It does not seem too much to ask that the New York Times Co. adhere, with transparency and integrity, to the high standards its editorialists seek to impose by law on everyone else.”

UPDATE: A message convergence. “But I think the real lesson here is for MoveOn: sure, you got a great discount, but if you’d waited a day you could have gotten the same message out for free.”