Monthly Archives: October 2011

Scott Brown: I’m Not Oily

Yesterday the hardworking staff noted the $1.9 million (according to Roll Call) ad campaign the League of Conservation Voters has launched against Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Is The Truck Gassed Up?) over his environmental record. To refresh your memory:   … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Rick Perry Real TV Spot Edition)

After scaling a series of misleading videos out onto the Internet (like the drive-by Misleading, which neatly lives up to its name), Rick Perry has launched an actual paid ad campaign on TV.   Transcript of the ad (which is getting … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Id Columnists

Compare and contrast in clear idiomatic English: Joe Nocera’s New York Times op-ed on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, and Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd’s take. Nocera’s piece is all about what Isaacson was unable to accomplish (“In ‘Steve Jobs,’ … Continue reading

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League of Conservation Voters: Brown Out

Scott Brown’s gone to Washington. And something’s gone horribly wrong. That’s the opening line of this TV spot just launched by the League of Conservation Voters:   The rest of the script: Brown sided with big oil — taking thousands … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day

From Monday’s Boston Globe (pay up, yes?): Editor’s note: A story in yesterday’s Arts section on visiting New York museums for free omitted information on the museums’ addresses and free hours. It can be found on Page 2 in today’s … Continue reading

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Product Place-mint In New Jason Reitman Film

From excellent Sneak ADtacknaut Jeff Francis: [L]ast night I saw a secret screening of the new movie directed by Jason Reitman (Up In The Air). I thought of you and your Sneak Adtack site. The movie, “Young Adult,” contains excessive product placement, … Continue reading

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Boston Herald Right Hand, Meet Boston Herald Left Hand

Two weeks ago, the Boston Herald ran this: Boos for Whitey Bulger costume Murder victim’s brother upset by iParty jumpsuit Dedham-based party supply retailer iParty is selling a particularly scary Halloween costume this year — a prison jumpsuit based on … Continue reading

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

From this week’s Parade Celebrity file: Hillary Clinton’s Hair-Raising Comment “In the middle of the next big crisis, I’m cutting my hair. Believe me, we won’t be reading about what war is going on.” —Hillary Clinton, who turns 64 today, … Continue reading

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NPR=National Public Rehab For Eliot Spitzer

The hardworking staff yields to no one in its admiration for the work of Guy Raz, anchor of NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered. Then again . . . Sunday’s WATC edition featured a segment, Today’s Wall Street Not Much Different … Continue reading

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NYT’s Ross Douthat Says Romney Will Do That

New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat, a.k.a. The Weakest Link, has officially anointed Mitt Romney (R-I’m Still Speaking) the inevitable GOP 2012 presidential nominee: Ignore the Politico daily briefings, the Rasmussen tracking polls, the angst from conservative activists over … Continue reading

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