Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Courage Of Female War Correspondents

It’s never been easy for female war correspondents, but in the 20th century they mostly went unassailed in the course of their reporting (except for Martha Gellhorn, who actually had more to fear from Ernest Hemingway than the Spanish fascists or … Continue reading

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Black Friday: The Musical

Question #1: How much did Kohl’s pay Rebecca Black for the rights to the worst song ever in order to produce this contender for the worst ad ever?   Answer: $100,000 according to celebgossip.com, not to mention Black’s appearance in the … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Streetniks Settle In

Leading indicators that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t going away anytime soon. • This PBS Newshour’s piece on Thursday night:   • This piece from The Art Newspaper: Occupy Wall Street group looks to open arts space NEW YORK. A … Continue reading

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DNC/Romney Slapfight

In response to Mitt Romney’s ridiculously misleading new TV spot attacking Barack Obama, on the American economy, the Democratic National Committee has posted this video on the web:   The DNC video has generated 9,678 views as of post time, vs. … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider’s Rove-ing Reporter

(First in a series of posts foreshadowing former House of Bush consigliere and current GOP gunsel Karl Rove’s shady activities.) This New York Times report is mother’s milk to Karl Rove and his Super PAC American Crossroads (not to mention … Continue reading

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Faye Dunaway’s New York Wrench-Control Apartment

Last summer the hardworking staff chronicled actress Faye Dunaway’s dustup in Manhattan housing court about whether she had sublet her rent-controlled Upper East Side apartment to her son, Liam Dunaway O’Neill. (See: My Rental! My Sublet! My Rental! My Sublet!) … Continue reading

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Arianna Puffington

Lede of New York magazine’s puff piece on blogeteria queen Arianna Huffington: On a recent Sunday afternoon, Arianna Huffington, the 61-year-old editorial director of the newly merged AOL–Huffington Post, gathers a group of children around her on a white rug, … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Lying Politician Edition)

Interesting compare-and-contrast in the Boston dailies on the role of the press as political truth squad. The Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence blog reports Mission Accomplished for Team Romney in its first TV spot: WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s advisers are pleased … Continue reading

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Don Imus Calls Newt Gingrich . . . Oh, Wait – Don Imus Is Irrelevant

The remains of Don Imus, whose syndicated radio show is simulcast on the equally emaciated Fox Business cable network, continue to rail against the political machine. Via Mediaite: Don Imus Calls Newt Gingrich ‘Disgusting’ And A ‘Fat, Repulsive Pig’ During … Continue reading

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World Without Facebook

Via techPresident: Artist Ian Wojtowicz has created the UnFacebook World Map, a composite of the NASA Earth at Night map and Facebook’s Friendship Map (Click to enlarge.) Those were the days, eh?

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