Monthly Archives: July 2011

That’s Just So Mean! (Hillary Clinton Edition)

From Tuesday’s New York Times: Memo to New York Times: Really? Memo to Madame Secretary of State: Maybe time to visit the salon?

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Idiotic Quote o’ the Week (pat. pending)

So far, anyway. A Tuesday New York Times piece reported that 14 Anonymous hackers were arrested last week for “being part of a criminal conspiracy to damage the Web site of PayPal, the online payment company owned by eBay, which announced … Continue reading

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NYT Correction o’ the Week™

So far, anyway. From Tuesday’s New York Times: NEW YORK An article last Tuesday about the death of Ketzel, the cat who wrote a piano composition, misspelled the surname of a founder of the Paris New Music Review and misstated his role … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Crossroads GPS Edition III)

Before we jump back into the Campaign 2012 adstravaganza (compliments of Crossroads GPS), the hardworking staff offers a musical interlude: (LP version here.) To resume (via Politico’s Playbook): FIRST LOOK VIDEO – Crossroads ads hits debt-ceiling issue in swing states – Obama’s … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Three-Daily Nation

The national dailies provide a nice compare and contrast and contrast in clear idiomatic English exercise regarding Pres. Obama’s debt sealing address last night. New York Times: Parties Head to Showdown as Obama Warns of a ‘Crisis’ The Democratic-led Senate … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe-Advance

Seriously, none of you splendid readers (besides the exemplary Mike and Bob) want to weigh in on whether the Boston Globe should give questions in advance to interview subjects? The hardworking staff is bitterly disappointed.

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Did The Boston Globe Give Questions In Advance To Charlie Sarkis? (II)

Yes they did. The hardworking staff initially asked the question after seeing this paragraph in Sunday’s Boston Globe feature on the Fall of the House of Sarkis, written by staffer Jenn Abelson and correspondent Walter Robinson: Charlie Sarkis and his … Continue reading

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Did The Boston Globe Give Questions In Advance To Charlie Sarkis?

Add to the roll of Bitchin’ Boston Family Feuds this Sunday Boston Globe feature by staffer Jenn Abelson and venerable correspondent Walter Robinson. (Boston.com has an excellent Bitchin’ Boston Family Feuds roundup here – from the Lewis and Berkowitz brothers to … Continue reading

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NYT Sungay Styles Section

Not surprisingly, Sunday’s New York Times Styles section was all gay marriage, all the time. Check it out for yourself here. Hardworking staff favorites: Star Party Planner Is at the Ready Competing to Draw Gay Honeymooners Seeking a Place to … Continue reading

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The Case Against E-Readers

The hardworking staff owns a Kindle and an iPad, so we’re not saying ebooks have no place in the literary world. It’s just that ebooks don’t replace the real thing. From the Weekend Wall Street Journal: What an E-Reader Can’t … Continue reading

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