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Monthly Archives: August 2009
Official Campaign Outsider Prediction™: The Boston Globe’s gonna get a lotta mail off Thursday’s Edward Kennedy, 1932-2009 editorial. The lede: “Ted Kennedy was not a great man.” Yes, well, tell that to . . . you’ll find out.
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(Hat tip: Ring Lardner) New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd’s Wednesday column chronicled the Internet adventures of an Australian model who fought to unmask the anonymous blogger who called her a “skank” and a “ho.” In discussing her own … Continue reading
Gov. David Paterson (D-New Yikes!) has come up with a new strategy for explaining away his race-card-monte complaint that the negative news coverage of his increasingly inept administration is racially motivated. As Wednesday’s New York Times reported: Gov. David A. … Continue reading
(Hat tip: The Kinks) The story of the gender-tossup South African track star/let just keeps getting stranger. Female sprinter Caster Semenya “handily won” (as the New York Times reported) the 800 meters race at last week’s track and field championships in … Continue reading
Quite rightly, Wednesday night’s WBZ-TV Boston mayoral debate was canceled in light of Ted Kennedy’s death. A spokeswoman for WBZ said the station is working on rescheduling it.
I haven’t posted anything about the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, mainly because I don’t have anything especially profound to say about his passing. But I will say this: He was a great – and greatly flawed – man, … Continue reading
Via Tuesday’s New York Times: David N. Dinkins, New York City’s first black mayor, offered some blunt advice on Monday to David A. Paterson, New York State’s first black governor: Don’t accuse your critics of racism. That was in reaction … Continue reading
With all due respect to my Boston University colleagues, the BU College of Communication didn’t exactly cover itself in glory by participating recently in a commercial stunt with McDonald’s, as reported in Tuesday’s Boston Globe: Call it a Mc-lesson. This … Continue reading