Monthly Archives: January 2010

New York Times Gives Blogosphere Props

For all the ripping off of blogs the mainstream media does (see Adam Gaffin’s Universal Hub takedown of the Boston Globe last week), sometimes the MSM actually does the right thing. Exhibit A: Saturday’s New York Times item about the … Continue reading

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NPR’s Mortal Zinn

Thursday’s Howard Zinn obit on NPR’s All Things Considered included, as the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider noted, this brickbat from the always-unpleasant David Horowitz: There is absolutely nothing in Howard Zinn’s intellectual output that is worthy of any kind … Continue reading

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Reviews From the Bridge

The New York revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” which the Missus and I caught in previews, opened this week to rave reviews. Begin with New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley: I had wondered if “Bridge” … Continue reading

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The Weakly Standard

Leave it to the neocon newsletter to imply that it had eight – count ‘em, eight – writers assigned to the Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-Drop Dead Gorgeous) beat. In reality, only three pieces (here, here, and here) actually dealt … Continue reading

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Boston Is Zinn City

Thursday’s Boston Globe front-paged its obituary of Boston University historian and political activist Howard Zinn, and it was surprising that for such a controversial figure there was no, well, controversy in the piece. As the Globe turns, apparently, no one … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging the State of the Union Address

Listening to the chin-strokerati, anyone would have expected Barack Obama to enter the  House chamber Wednesday night and say: “The state of our union is . . . cool” (wearing sunglasses) Or: “The state of our union is . . … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Adstravaganza

Let the wild Super Bowl rumpus begin! Starting from the bottom, compliments of MSNBC: 10 of the worst Super Bowl ads ever created Viewers found these ads either racist, sexist, boring or just plain strange View ‘em and weep.

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On the Marc

My great and dear Facebook friend, Massachusetts Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Social Media), just sent me this message: Dear friend, In the coming week I will be taking down this Friend Page and will replace it with a Fan Page. I … Continue reading

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From the Mailbag . . .

No sooner did the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider read this front-page piece in Monday’s New York Times headlined “Re-energized, G.O.P. Widens Midterm Effort,” than two – count ‘em, two – Republican fundraising letters poured into the Global Worldwide Headquarters. (BTW, … Continue reading

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Big Media Driving Ford

Former Tennessee congressman and current New York political heartthrob Harold Ford got the Big Interview Chair (and a nice cuddle) at the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, and today Ford gets a byline on the New York Times op-ed … Continue reading

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