Monthly Archives: September 2009

Another Ad o’ the Day®

From mediabistro’s Fishbowl LA blog: The PSA Obama Doesn’t Want You to See. Which is, not surprisingly in this post-modern era, a pro-Obama video – compliments of comedian Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die website and hard-left advocacy group MoveOn.org. The … Continue reading

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Fun Facts to Know and Tell

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt’s latest piece is a treasure trove of fun facts about medical malpractice. To wit: The direct costs of malpractice lawsuits — jury awards, settlements and the like — are such a minuscule part of … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day (pat. pending)

So rock band Pearl Jam finally extricated itself from a seven-album deal with Sony that took 15 years to fulfill and they wind up signing with . . . Target? Here’s the TV spot promoting Pearl Jam’s new offering Backspacer, … Continue reading

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The Five-and-Dime Menino

So Mayor Tom Menino got his birthday wish and now faces City Councilor Michael Flaherty (D- I Have A Lot More Money Than Sam Yoon) in the Boston mayoral bakeoff on November 3. It’s easy to dismiss Flaherty as the … Continue reading

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Dude, What a Dowd-er

To promote the premiere of its new primetime drama “The Good Wife” starring Julianna Margulies, CBS ran a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Times with blurbs from The New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today. There was also … Continue reading

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List o’ the Day®

While the Boston mayoral race heats up to room temperature, U.S. News & World Report has released its list of 10 Cities for Political Junkies. They are, in descending order (slideshow here): Reston, VA Asheville, NC Walnut Creek, CA Bethesda, … Continue reading

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Brian Williams, NBC AncHuckster

Sunday night’s Emmy Awards weren’t bad, but the same can’t be said of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams’ cameo, in which he flogged NBC’s Saturday Night Live Emmy-nominated writers. Washington Post TV critic Lisa Moraes thought it was swell … Continue reading

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

From Campaign Outsider’s Meme Alert® desk: The quite likely NCIS -inspired “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is sweeping the political opinion-industrial complex. Witness last week’s Weekly Standard editorial, “A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Presidency?” Here’s the lede: The single most damning story about … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy With A Capital Hyatt

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is “troubled” by the Hyatt Hotels Corp. firing of 100 housekeepers at the three Boston-area Hyatts, according to a Boston Globe report on Saturday. Hyatt Hotels Corp. laid off the entire housekeeping staffs at the Hyatt … Continue reading

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Worcester T&Gee, Just Take It

From Saturday’s Boston Globe piece on the paper’s expected fire sale to either a group headed by Stephen Taylor, a member of the family that sold the Globe to the New York Times Co. in 1993 for $1.1 billion, or … Continue reading

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