Did Michael Bloomberg Pay For A NYT Ad Praising Michael Bloomberg?

Saturday’s New York Times featured this full-page hagiographic ad about outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, courtesy of “Appreciative New Yorkers.”

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Turns out Appreciative New Yorkers don’t really exist, as the irrepressible Dr. Ads documented here.

So who paid for the ad?

Dr. Ads thinks it was Bloomberg himself.

The hardwondering staff, on the other hand, has contacted Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan and Corporate Communications VP Eileen Murphy to clarify the situation.

We’ll keep you posted.

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6 Responses to Did Michael Bloomberg Pay For A NYT Ad Praising Michael Bloomberg?

  1. They probably have a hagiography non-disclosure policy.

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      You might be right, Mick – I wrote to their gmail but they never wrote back.

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  2. Sashimi Tekkamaki says:

    Why would he do this himself when his real estate toadies would have gladly done this for him? It’s so amateurish and unseemly

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