This failure on the part of the Red Star tribune is indicative of the arrogance, corruption, and intellectual bankruptcy of the entire American Left. It can be stated this way:
"What we do is too important, too consequential to the future of mankind to be restricted to conventions demanded of others. A loss in revenue would have curtailed our ability to inform the public and act as an instrument for social change. We HAD to lie."
This is the excrement that drives the current Democrat machine and their actions. The ends justify the means.
The Left has pushed a sizeable portion of their constituents in to believing the caricature they have created of Republicans. Accepting that Republicans, particularly Bush, have "stolen" two elections, got us into a "quagmire" in Iraq, are "torturing" innocent goat herders, are attempting to "destroy" Social Security, want to "poison the planet", want to put a "Cop in your bedroom", and are just generally looking around for a dog or cat to kick, you can see how these moonbats have deluded themselves into believing their own superiority.
It is absolutely no surprise to me these people lied about their circulation numbers for the purpose of getting advertiser to pay more money than they should based on those numbers. They lie every day on their editorial page and claim they are providing America an important service.
How sad and dangerous is that?