Monthly Archives: March 2011

All That Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera English, the spinoff of the Arabic-language news channel underwritten by the emir of Qatar, is a worldwide network – except in the U.S. From Saturday’s Boston Globe: Based in Qatar, Al Jazeera English reaches 220 million house holds … Continue reading

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There’s No Bottom To The Tea Party Well

From Friday’s Wall Street Journal: Boehner Facing Tea-Party Pressure Home-state tea-party activists have access to House Speaker John Boehner that any lobbyist would envy. They meet twice a month with a top aide to the Ohio Republican, and their emails … Continue reading

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The Hardworking Staff Runs On Dunkin’

Anybody else knee-deep in free donuts? Just about every time you’ve bought a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts for the past – what? year? – the receipt has said this: HEY AMERICA! WANT A FREE DONUT WHEN YOU PURCHASE … Continue reading

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Does Peggy Noodnik Have A Point?

I know all you splendid readers think the hardworking staff is a noodnik for following Peggy Noonan’s Wall Street Journal Declarations, but here’s a question from her current column about “the decision to become involved militarily in the Libyan civil war” that’s actually … Continue reading

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Steve Inskeep Nails Jell-O To The Wall

In the wake of On the Media‘s Sisyphean effort to debunk the charge that NPR’s news coverage has a liberal bias, Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep ventured into the lion’s den – the Wall Street Journal op-ed page – to … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney/Scott Brown Bakeoff (Margery Eagan Edition)

Boston Herald columnist Margery Eagan weighs in on the Romney/Brown rumble for bragging rights and media coverage. Lede: Scott Brown has barely been our senator a year. Yet he’s already out-coiffed, out-sculpted, out-politicked and yes, outsmarted our previous matinee idol, Mitt … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney/Scott Brown Bakeoff (pat. pending)

From ABC’s The Note: WALKING THE ROMNEY-BROWN TIGHTROPE. The Boston Globe’s Glen Johnson takes a behind-the-scenes look at the trio of advisers pitching in with likely presidential candidate Mitt Romney as well as Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown: “[Eric] Fehrnstrom and … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (When The Paul Levy Breaks Edition)

As so often happens, the Boston Herald gets the sizzle: Paul Levy sees big returns from nonprofit Earns $91G for six-hour workweek  An under-the-radar western Massachusetts nonprofit that controls the state’s electricity market is lavishing huge salaries on executives and … Continue reading

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Boston Restaurateur Goes To Bat For Exotic Food

From Tuesday’s New York Times Frequent Flier feature: A Restaurant Owner Bites Into Something Foul, Dark and Winged By Ken Oringer, as told to Joan Raymond That would be Boston restaurant owner Ken Oringer, whose eateries include Clio, Uni, Toro, … Continue reading

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Barry Bonds Is Not A Mensch. But Lance Williams And Mark Fainaru-Wada Are.

As alleged serial steroid abuser Barry (Hey, My Head’s Not That Big) Bonds stands in the dock for lying to a grand jury, it’s instructive to remember that none of this would have happened without the dogged (and daunting) efforts … Continue reading

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