Monthly Archives: October 2011

Herman Cain Called Our House!

Apparently Herman Cain – the Dialinator! – has been making robocalls all over this great land of ours, and in Massachusetts as well. Because the Missus has been getting five or six calls a day from the Cain campaign, which … Continue reading

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C-Spin: NYT’s Jill Abramson Dodges NSA Bullet

Sunday’s C-Span Q&A featured an interview with recently minted New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. During said interview, Abramson and Q&A host Brian Lamb talked about the controversial 2005 Times investigation into warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency. What they … Continue reading

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The New Edvertorial Fútbol

Friday’s New York Times features yet another version of marketing in sheep’s clothing, edvertorial division: Script Takes Sponsors From Bit Players to a Starring Role A SERIES that is to have its premiere on Sunday on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language ESPN channel, is distinctive apart from being its … Continue reading

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From Our Stating The Obvious Desk (GOP Debates Edition)

From Fridays New York Times piece about GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry’s new Debate & Ditch strategy in the face of 13 televised bakeoffs through the end of January: Skipping debates could come at a steep political cost. By refusing … Continue reading

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Defining Heroism Down

From Friday’s Boston Globe: Mixed feelings as Hub heroes explore movie on its villain Bulger’s portrayal may be challenge for Damon, Affleck Ben Affleck and Matt Damon grew up in the Boston area, then went on to star in and … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious (St. Louzarus Edition)

The St. Louis Cardinals are officially The Undead of Major League Baseball, having risen from the grave in both the regular season and the postseason. Seriously (so to speak), was that a great World Series or what? Tight (except for the … Continue reading

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Tying Your Credit Card And Web Activity Together? Priceless.

Forget the merger of Amazon and Google into Googlezon. Here’s a combo that has more immediate potential for harm. From the Wall Street Journal: Using Credit Cards to Target Web Ads The two largest credit-card networks, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., are pushing into a new … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Occupy Boston Herald Edition)

The Boston Herald is totally preoccupied with the Occupy Boston protestor, as its 141 articles found search results indicate. And one story the feisty local tabloid absolutely owns first emerged in Thursday’s edition: Occupy Boston expels 2 finance team members Occupy … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious (2011 Edition)

Well that was one for the ages, no? The hardworking staff will leave the play-by-play of the St. Louis Cardinals’ knee-buckling victory in Game 6 of the World Series to others and go straight to the color commentary: • Twice Fox … Continue reading

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Arianna’s Adventures In Bizarro World

Earlier this year the hardworking staff noted that two Democratic Party apparatchiks – Peter Daou and James Boyce – had filed a lawsuit against Arianna Huffington, accusing the Blogeteria Queen of stealing the idea for the Huffington Post from them back … Continue reading

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