Monthly Archives: May 2011

Howie Ya Like Me Now?

Yesterday Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr whacked Barney (Not So) Frank around for “[going] to the mat in obtaining a six-figure hack job for his then-boyfriend, Herbie Moses, at, of all places, Fannie Mae” in 1991. After trotting out the usual … Continue reading

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Boston Herald Says Boston Globe’s Definitely For Sale. Maybe. Or Not.

Today’s Boston Herald has the scoop on a possible Boston Globe sale: Analysts say: Don’t be fooled, Globe’s for sale The New York Times [NYT] Co. would definitely unload The Boston Globe — for the right price — according to media analysts, despite … Continue reading

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The Price of Privacy Loss and the Cost of Privacy Protection

It’s the Data Do-Gooders vs. the Gossip No-Goodniks. Public disclosure of private information was hot in Sunday’s papers, with both the New York Times and kissin’ cousin Boston Globe featuring big takeouts on the topic. The Times piece chronicles the gossip industry’s increasing … Continue reading

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GOP: Grand Oy! Party

The bigger the Republican presidential pool gets, the smaller it looks. Here are the latest entries from the Great Mentioner: 1) Via Politico Playbook: –TEXAS GOV. RICK PERRY: @gretawire: i think Gov Perry will run….he did not say that but … Continue reading

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Obit o’ the Week (pat. pending)

This one’s a corker (via the New York Times): Huguette Clark, Reclusive Heiress, Dies at 104 She was almost certainly the last link to New York’s Gilded Age, reared in Beaux-Arts splendor in a 121-room Fifth Avenue mansion awash in … Continue reading

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You SNUS, You Lose (No, Wait – You Win)

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s draconian smoking ban (Not here! Not now! Not never!) became operative this week, and one secondhand smoking effect was this ad campaign for Camel SNUS pouches (via CSP magazine): Text of the lefthand ad: NYC … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Haiku

Lightning: great power play; Bruins: er, not so much. See you Friday night.

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Tyler Hicks’ BU COMmencement Address

New York Times photographer, Boston University alum (’92), and recent Libyan kidnapee Tyler Hicks delivered the commencement address Sunday to BU College of Communication grads, and it was the cosmic opposite of Katie Couric’s pert and perky performance at the … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment Of Riches (Newt Gingrich Edition)

Today’s New York Times features a Political Memo that puts the accent on Newt Gingrich: All That Glitters May Redefine Run by Gingrich WASHINGTON — To the long list of rich-guy foibles that turned into defining campaign moments — John … Continue reading

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Q: Hey, What’s This? A: The Stanley Cup Finals

As almost always happens in these situations, a lucky bounce settled the score. The Vancouver Canucks (a name the Three Stooges would have especially loved) won Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in double overtime on a play that … Continue reading

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