Ads for old news

On today’s New York Times, an ad:

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What is wrong with this picture? I seem to have read that Obama has been inaugurated and all? (I realize the 2008 Minnesota Senate election is not resolved)
I assume this is evidence that the Old York Times is not selling advertising, and therefore is likely to be losing money.