NYT Knowingly Accepting Ad Dollars From Lying AIDS Org

Despite being made aware that The Center for AIDS Prevention is publishing false and misleading facts and statistics about HIV and AIDS, the New York Times says it will not remove the organization’s advertising from the newspaper’s website. “”Should there be allegations of fraud against an advertiser, we would discontinue advertising, until the matter is resolved. At this time, we have no indication of that,” says Times director of advertising acceptability Steph Jespersen. Good for a NEWSPAPER that claims to have the BEST JOURNALISM IN THE WORLD for wanting to take any precaution against misleading its readership about public health should it get in the way of their bottom line. Nevermind that the Times‘ own ad guidelines ban “fraudulent, deceitful and misleading statements.” [ProPublica]