Monthly Archives: December 2011

Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Whac-’Em-All Edition)

Next week’s Iowa caucuses have turned into a daily double: Mitt Romney v. Ron Paul for win and place, everyone else for show. Cue Rick Perry’s latest ad, which touts the Texas governor as the Congress-free hoss in the race. … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Suffocates Boston Herald

When the hardworking staff fetched the Boston Herald from our front porch this morning, it was inside a plastic bag with this printed on one side: The Boston Globe.com Stories you take with you. Stories that stay with you. On … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Year In Review Edition)

Splendid reader Michael Pahre sent this along: Check out #22, 39, and, of course, your favorite #50: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/the_year_in_pictures_part_iii.html That would be photos from boston.com’s The Year in Pictures: Part III. #22: #39: #50: Questions? Comments? Bitter Recriminations?

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‘Grunts: The GI Experience’ At Boston’s Panopticon Gallery

If you’re around Kenmore Square this holiday week (we can say holiday now, yes?), get yourself over to the Panopticon Gallery in the Hotel Commonwealth and check out Grunts: The GI Experience. Grunts is military vernacular for United States Army or … Continue reading

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Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper

Exhibit Umpteen: Amy Harmon’s New York Times front-page feature headlined “Navigating Love and Autism.” Lede: GREENFIELD, Mass. — The first night they slept entwined on his futon, Jack Robison, 19, who had since childhood thought of himself as “not like the … Continue reading

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Brian Lamb Gets C-Spun

C-Span’s Brian Lamb is the Joe Friday of TV interviewers – straight as Gibraltar, traditional as figgy pudding. So you could understand his befuddlement during an hourlong interview with Daily Caller diva Michelle Fields on last night’s Q&A. (See it … Continue reading

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Stop The Presses: WSJ And NYT Disagree On Mitt Romney’s ‘Vision’

This past weekend featured a most instructive compare-and-contrast about Mitt Romney in the national newspaper Big Dogs. From the Weekend Interview in the Wall Street Journal: On Taxes, ‘Modeling,’ and the Vision Thing Does Mitt Romney have a governing vision, … Continue reading

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GOP Social Studies

It’s not that retail politics is for losers in the Republican presidential primary race, but the candidates stumping hardest in Iowa and New Hampshire – Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry – are generally polling lowest. (Exception that … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carroll

For my money (of which there isn’t a lot), the best thing about Christmas Day is that it marks the end of Christmas music for another year. Back in the early ’90s, WBUR asked its on-air personalities to record their … Continue reading

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Boston Herald’s E-edition Is E-nnoying

The hardworking staff opened the old mailbag the other day and what poured out but a letter from the Boston Herald Home Delivery Department. Which said this: INTRODUCING The Boston Herald e-edition! • Exact replica of the Boston Herald print … Continue reading

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