Monthly Archives: August 2010

Lost Auction Action At New York Times

Monday’s New York Times piece on television studios auctioning off old props and costumes got half the story, anyway. Headline: No ‘Lost’ Left to Unravel, Fans Buy It Piece by Piece In Santa Monica last weekend ABC orchestrated an auction … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day (K-9 Bulletproof Vest Edition)

Sunday’s Boston Herald featured a half-page four-color ad that showed (lower right) a German shepherd at a river’s edge, and (upper left) military – yes – dog tags imprinted with this: I CAN LOCATE A VICTIM SUBMERGED UNDERWATER, BUT I … Continue reading

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Clemens-y For Roger?

All you folks out there gloating about the federal Rocket’s Dread Glare indictment of Roger Clemens might want to check out this New York Times report: Possible Flaw Could Turn Clemens Case, Expert Says Lede: When a Congressional committee summoned Roger … Continue reading

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O’Reilly? Flimflam? O’Really?

From Friday’s New York Times: O’Reilly Distances Himself From a Video Promotion Lede: This summer Bill O’Reilly, the biggest star on the Fox News Channel, lent his name — inadvertently, he says — to a Web ad that lured viewers to … Continue reading

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“I’m Ready For My VoxOp, Mr. De Mille”

Imagine the hardworking staff’s surprise when, while reading Friday’s Boston Globe op-ed page, we came across this: FIRST GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE ON ENERGY “The candidates spun a head-spinning array of figures throughout the hour, from electricity rates to Cape Wind building … Continue reading

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Who Is Gwilym McGrew? III

The official answer to Who Is Gwilym McGrew? II: John, You are getting lazy. Why do I have to do the work for you? My life and “bio” is entirely online. My work history, the few contributions I have made, … Continue reading

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Who Is Gwilym McGrew? II

Several months ago the hardworking staff posted this under the headline “Who Is Gwilym McGrew?”: Sunday’s Boston Globe op-ed page featured an advertorial about a virtually impenetrable National Marine Fisheries Service dustup in Gloucester. The ad – which reprinted a March … Continue reading

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America-the-Crude Patrol (pat. pending)

(via mediapost)

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (Philip Markoff Edition)

The Boston dailies’ second-day coverage of Craigslist killer Philip Markoff’s apparent jailhouse suicide really separated the sheep from the goats, as Fr. Fahey used to say back at Fordham Prep in the ’60s. Tuesday Boston Globe headline: Markoff scrawled messages … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Cape Wind Gubernatorial Debate

As Bob Keough (late of MassINC and currently of the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs office) happily remarked afterward, (paraphrase here) who woulda thunk that the first gubernatorial debate would be about Cape Wind? But it was. And it was … Continue reading

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