This is pretty funny. A $175,000 reward/bribe is now being offered for a Los Angeles Times reporter to actually report the news, namely to release the Khalidi video that the Times refuses to let the public see. It started out with a mere $25,000 offer made by Ace of Spades (emphasis mine):
Well, I don't know if one will step forward. I can guarantee, though, that if the goods are delivered the blogosphere can contribute $20,000. In a matter of hours. Maybe more. More would depend on the tape. This offer includes is particularly directed towards Los Angeles Times employees. Maybe ones that just got fired. Or will get fired in the next couple of weeks. Guaranteed. Anonymous. That's how we roll. Pretty pathetic that we have to try to bribe "newsmen" to release newsworthy tapes. If your conscience is troubled, They should have released it anyway. Plus that $25,000. You know what helps an aching conscience? Rubbing it with crisp hundred dollar bills, that's what. Yeah it just went up five g's. If I can get $5 grand in a donation drive, I'm pretty damn sure I can get $25,000 for the tape. And no, not a stunt. One little blog gets $5 k in a donation drive. Something like this, with every blogger linking the donation button, would easily get in excess of $25,000.
After this offer from Ace of Spades, the reward was dramatically increased to $150,000 according to Dirty Harry's Place who published a letter from Aston Grimaldi II, Chief Investment Officer of Dune Capital Holdings, making the offer. Following this, Dirty Harry received an offer of another $25,000 from a Freeper to make it a grand total of $175,000:
Just got off the phone with an individual who has agreed to throw in another $25,000. This person checks out and has identified him/herself as a Freeper who uses the handle joinedafterattack. This need not be the same video as the L.A. Times has. Just video that shows the event is what we’re looking for. FOX News just reported that the known Jew-bashing contents of the video along with the L.A. Times refusal to release it has now become a part of Sarah Palin’s stump speech.
If you are a Los Angeles Times reporter, you know it is only a matter of time until you get fired due to extreme staff cutbacks at almost all the newspapers. You might was well walk out of there with a healthy $175,000 payday. If you don't then some other poor shmuck will.