Monthly Archives: January 2010

Mitt Romney: Still Running Scared

Day Two in the Bunker for Willard Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and presidential flameout. The hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider asked for Romney’s response to a critical Wall Street Journal op-ed last Friday, and we’ve yet to hear from … Continue reading

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The Inestimable C.J. Chivers

New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers is back in Afghanistan after an absence of what seemed like forever (writing a book perhaps? Let’s hope). Headline: Foot on Bomb, Marine Defies a Taliban Trap Tyler Hicks/The New York Times Lance Cpl. … Continue reading

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The E Is for Error

In the unending erosion of language standards in daily newspapers, this seems to be the weekend to toss homonyms around willy nilly. Here’s former National Enquirer editor David Perel in a Wall Street Journal op-ed headlined “How the Enquirer Exposed … Continue reading

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What Is Mitt Romney Afraid Of?

It’s now been 24 hours since the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider asked Mitt Romney’s peeps to reveal the Great Hairdo’s response to Friday’s Wall Street Journal column featuring this subheadline about the Massachusetts system of RomneyCare: Mitt Romney should … Continue reading

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Mittigation

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been widely proclaimed a winner in the improbable rise of new Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R- Want My Daughter’s Phone Number?), the flavor des jours of the news media (see here, here and here!). … Continue reading

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From the Mailbag . . .

This week, up to several missives poured into the Global Worldwide Headquarters of Campaign Outsider, much to the delight of the hardworking staff. First up: A letter from Bill Clinton (I/Me/Mine – Chappaqua, NY) headlined, “Lies, rumor-mongering, obstruction of progress … Continue reading

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More Cave Drawings

Another gem from New York Times reporter Damien Cave, who’s chronicling Haiti’s earthquake hangover. Exodus to Countryside Reverses Long Trend Maggie Steber for The New York Times Mikerlyne Dorvil, injured in Haiti’s earthquake, rested her head on her brother, Arckela, … Continue reading

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Format o’ the Day™

New U.S. Senator, new look. Questions? Comments? Bitter recriminations?

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“No” Toaster

So the legendary Poe Toaster didn’t show. Every year for the past 60, some “mysterious visitor” has left three roses and a half-bottle of cognac at Edgar Allan Poe’s grave in a Baltimore cemetery. Except this year. This year (via … Continue reading

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Journalists’ Dilemma Makes Good TV

Haiti has been a petri dish of journalistic quandaries in the to-be-or-not-to-be-involved category. Especially for the TV doctors (via TVNewser): Bob Steele, a journalism values scholar at the Poynter Institute, tells the LA Times’ Matea Gold, “I think it’s very hard for … Continue reading

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