Monthly Archives: April 2011

WSJ Union-Busts MA

From Kimberley Strassel’s Friday Wall Street Journal column: Union Busting, Massachusetts Style The Bay State’s heavily Democratic House strips municipal employee unions of their power to bargain most health benefits. Lede: Pop quiz: What political party, in what state, this … Continue reading

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Grand Old Patience: Republican Presidential Campaigns In Waiting

Two unlikely GOP presidential maybes – short-sighted vulgarian Donald Trump and out-of-sight Jon Huntsman – have campaign machinery ready and willing to promote their candidacies. From Friday’s Wall Street Journal: Campaign Awaits Its Candidate U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman … Continue reading

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Head Scratching Bruin Around Jack Edwards

Chad Finn’s Boston Globe piece today about the Revolutionary rant Jack Edwards delivered after the Boston Bruins’ overtime win on  Wednesday adds a new chapter to his Grade A homerism. This, of course, comes on the heels of his now-legendary … Continue reading

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1-877-Kars For Kids Song Drives People To Drink

The hardrooting staff listened to part of Wednesday’s rousing Boston Bruins’ overtime win vs. the Montreal Canadiens on the radio, and among many annoying commercials, the most annoyingest was the 1-877-Kars For Kids jingle. The hardrooting staff is not alone … Continue reading

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WSJ Has It In The Bag

Thursday Wall Street Journal headline: The Messages a Man Sends With His Work Bag Photo: Caption: Greg Unis, vice president of men’s merchandising for Coach, holds a Bleecker tote at a Coach store in New York City. The hardworking staff: This … Continue reading

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And The Hitman Just Keeps On Comin’

Boston Herald scribe Howie Carr has a new book out, and it’s been front-page news in the feisty local tabloid all week, starting on Monday: Even better, the publisher ran an ad for the tome in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal: … Continue reading

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The Boston Herald Wants Your Vote!

Boston’s feisty local tabloid is currently engaged in – what to call it? – engagement journalism. Literally, in one case. For the past few weeks, the Herald has been running a Royal Wedding contest, which is essentially a bakeoff among … Continue reading

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Not My Man Gottfried

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, he of the toe-curling Japanese tsunami jokes that lost him his job as the voice of the Aflac duck, mounts a defense in this Salon piece by Kerry Lauerman: It had been about a month since Gilbert Gottfried lobbed … Continue reading

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NYT Tries To Ad To Digital Subscriptions

First the New York Times launched a pay wall. Then it launched an ad campaign. Via WWD (via the Missus): The Times is running a series of three posters on Metro North, Long Island Railroad, in taxis and on the … Continue reading

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Manny Becoming Manny

Former New York Times reporter (and current Boston University media relations officer) Sara Rimer knocks it out of the park in this Times piece about the Washington Heights origins of baseball riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma Manny … Continue reading

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