Monthly Archives: June 2010

Financial Power Surge In Bay State On Energy Issue

The energy-related special interest assault (see here and here) on Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R-TV Spots) got ratcheted up Tuesday with the release of a Boston television commercial from the Clean Economy Network (more info about the group here) as part … Continue reading

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Haley Barbour Says News Media Are Tar Balls

On Tuesday’s All Things Considered, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour told NPR listeners that the news media are a bigger threat to the Magnolia State than the BP oil spill is: The news media coverage did not differentiate from what was … Continue reading

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Dove’s Campaign For Real Damage Control

As the hardworking staff noted on Monday, New York magazine’s The Cut blog reported that Dove had run this ad on Craigslist seeking “real” models for the next installment of the beauty-product makers “Campaign for Real Beauty:” DOVE “REAL WOMEN” … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day (Ross Perot Edition)

Back page of Monday’s Wall Street Journal A section: TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE MAKING HISTORY (Body copy goes here, but I’m not willing to type it all) Regardless, it’s crazy Ross Perot’s 80th birthday! So it’s only fitting he has … Continue reading

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Dove Casting Call A Real Beauty

Headline on New York magazine’s The Cut blog: Dove Seeks Women With ‘Flawless Skin’ and ‘No Scars’ for Its Next Real Beauty Campaign Lede: Dove placed an ad on Craigslist Friday evening seeking non-models for its next “Real Beauty” campaign, … Continue reading

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At Least Toronto Got Its Protection Money’s Worth

As the hardworking staff noted yesterday, Canada spent a billion dollars (a.k.a. a lot of loonies) on security at this past weekend’s Group of 8/Group of 20 hoedown. And it sure paid off. From Monday’s New York Times: Police in … Continue reading

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Pot Is Hot

All of a sudden, weed is the new black. Exhibit A: NPR’s All Things Considered umpteen-part series The New Marijuana. (Their “Seeds & Stems” installment should air in the next week or two.) Exhibit B: Sunday’s New York Times Business … Continue reading

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Loonie Canada

Sunday New York Times headline: Canadians Are Agog at the Security Bill: $12 Million Per Hour Lede: Few Canadians expected that hosting world leaders at back-to-back summit meetings here this weekend would be cheap or convenient. With downtown Toronto a … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider’s Gala First Anniversary Edition!

Well, it’s been exactly one year since the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider started posting our daily bread crumbs on this website. And fittingly, we opened the old mailbag today to discover a copy of our very own . . … Continue reading

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Mocking “Mockingbird”

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured an Allen Barra essay assigning Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (50th Anniversay Celebration here) to the dustbin of literary history. Nut graf: It’s time to stop pretending that “To Kill a Mockingbird” is some … Continue reading

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