Monthly Archives: August 2011

Good Night, Irene II

For all those who mocked the hardworking staff for our old-school sensibility (we’re talking about you, Stein), take this: (Via New York Times)

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Will Someone Please Remove Bill Keller From His NYT Column?

Like kids and matches or Tom Wolfe and a spaghetti dinner, Bill Keller and a newspaper column should be kept apart at all costs. As the hardworking staff has previously noted, New York Times staffers should have staged an intervention … Continue reading

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‘Come On, Irene?’ What Happened To ‘Good Night, Irene?’

From the Atlantic Wire on the wave of “Come On, Irene” references: The cliché: As Irene gained strength and set her sails for the east coast this week, a familiar Celtic fiddle started sounding in America’s head. It started on Twitter … Continue reading

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Is Rafael Nadal Conceding The U.S. Open?

In the runup to next week’s U.S. Open tennis tournament, defending champion Rafael Nadal is understandably doing a lot of media avails. Such as this one for WWD: Rafael Nadal’s Winning Ways Behind the baseline, Rafael Nadal is known to … Continue reading

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Sharpton Says Matthews, Maddow Not Journalists

He’s barely had the job for 24 hours, and already new MSNBC squawk show host Al Sharpton is putting his foot perilously close to his mouth. In the Daily Beast (via Romenesko) Sharpton counters the criticism that he’s just some … Continue reading

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New York Times In Bed With Steiner Sports

Full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Times: Derek Jeter at The TimesCenter Cozy, yes? You have no idea. The Times has been Steiner Sports’ BFF the past few months: July 16, 2011 mash note. July 14, 2011 mash note. Another … Continue reading

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Agog At Google’s Finances

New York Times report: Google Reaches $500 Million Settlement With Government Google will pay $500 million to settle federal government charges that it has knowingly shown illegal ads for fraudulent Canadian pharmacies in the United States, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Branded Entertainment: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

More and more marketers are turning to branded entertainment to promote themselves. What is branded entertainment? MediaPost’s Center for Media Research helpfully provides this definition: Branded entertainment (also referred to as product integration or branded content) integrates a brand with an entertainment … Continue reading

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Free The Jack Shafer One!

Slate has announced layoffs that include media critic Jack Shafer (via Romenesko). Shafer says he’ll continue to be a contributor to Slate, but still, that’s just wrong. O tempora! O moreso!

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Let The Rick Perry-And-Thrust Begin! (Romney Iowa Edition)

On NPR’s All Things Considered Wednesday, host Robert Siegel had this exchange with reporter Don Gonyea: SIEGEL: Don, in his campaign so far, Mitt Romney has really not campaigned against his Republican rivals. He’s kept the focus on campaigning against … Continue reading

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