Monthly Archives: July 2011

Politicians Taxing The English Language

Chalk up another one for the forces of Englessh – the process whereby words take on an ever narrower meaning. Latest exhibit, from Frank Bruni’s Sunday New York Times column about Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform: Moments earlier, … Continue reading

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All The News Of The World That Fits, We Print (NY Post Edition)

The New York Times continues to frolic in the News Corp(se) meltdown, staying on the story like Brown on Williamson. From Saturday’s edition: 2007 Letter Clearing a Tabloid Comes Under Scrutiny When the News of the World phone hacking rumpus … Continue reading

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WCVB Jumps The Shark

Via Mediaite: Boston Man Jumps Off Boat To Ride A Shark (And Videotapes Entire Thing) What is the best part of this news story from Boston’s WCVB about a fisherman who decided to jump off his boat and ride a … Continue reading

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Who Was Epocrates?

Friday’s New York Times featured a piece on a free smartphone app called Epocrates that lets doctors “look up information on drug dosing, interactions and insurance coverage while seeing a patient.” Ads included. But like so much else on the … Continue reading

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The GOP’s “Non-Negotiable Terrorist Demand”

On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, liberal chinstroker Mark Shields accused Congressional Republicans of issuing a “non-negotiable terrorist demand” in the debt-ceiling rumpus on Capitol Hill – namely, the requirement for passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution before the … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Labor Unions Edition)

The latest addition to the political air wars (via ABC’s The Note) comes compliments of a coalition of labor unions – AFSCME, SEIU, and etc. – whacking Republican lawmakers for bringing the U.S. to the brink of default. From TPM: … Continue reading

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Zev Chafets Writes Another NYT Rightwing Mash Note

This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine features the latest big wet conservative kiss by Zev Chafets (to go along with his previous Rush Limbaugh and Jim Cramer NYT profiles). Now, say hello to Mr. Media Ambush James O’Keefe, who has pimped … Continue reading

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Tim Gunn Jumps The . . . Shark

Mr. Make It Work turned into Project Runaway on the George Lopez show this week, riffing on Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. Via Mediaite: Gunn sat down with Lopez earlier this week to talk about his new movie (yes, he’s in that … Continue reading

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Stop The Presses: PolitiFact ‘Barely True’ Is Now ‘Mostly False’

This is how we roll in the mediarati: A change in the meter: Barely True is now Mostly False Today, Barely True becomes Mostly False. It is a change we don’t make lightly. The Truth-O-Meter has been the heart of … Continue reading

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A Good Walk Foiled

Here at the Global Worldwide Headquarters of Campaign Outsider, we take our annual summer outings very seriously. There was, for instance, the legendary trip to Williamstown where we stayed in one of the worst motels ever (can’t remember the name … Continue reading

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