Monthly Archives: December 2012

More Fantasy Friends For Scott Brown?

It wasn’t kings and queens Scott Brown (R-Wonderland) was having imaginary conversations with this time, it was anonymous White House gremlins.  From BuzzFeed: Scott Brown Breaks News Of Nonexistent Fiscal Cliff Offer The senator’s scoop falls flat. “Not true,” an … Continue reading

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Our Dogged Local Tabloid II

Sad to say, the Boston Herald’s gala two-part series on the Boston Police K-9 Unit ends not with a bang, but with a whimper. What earned Page One treatment yesterday (plus a 17-paragraph, tw0-video report) is shuffled off to page 11 today, … Continue reading

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What We Caught In The Big Town

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town for most of last week, and here’s a taste of the arts seen there. Wednesday After an uneventful, if costly, drive to the City (seriously – they’re raising the extortionate … Continue reading

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Hey! Watch It, Buddy! (Ebony Winter Gala Edition)

From Wednesday’s Boston Globe Names column: More than 1,800 guests attended the 25th Ebony Winter Gala, held at the Marriott Boston Copley Place Hotel. The event is sponsored by the NABA-Boston in association with The United Minority Professionals. From the … Continue reading

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Our Dogged Local Tabloid

The Boston Herald, God love it, is always scrapping to retain its foothold in the local news media, which leads to enterprising front pages like Wednesday’s (via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages):   Part One of the series focuses on the K-9 … Continue reading

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Facehook: Ads You Like It (Or Not)

From our Two Steps Forward, One Step Back desk Facebook vampire Mark (Data) Suckahberg is at it again, now messing with your  messaging feature, described here in typical Facebookese. Translation for the Facebook-impaired, via PR Newser: Facebook To Let Strangers, Brands Send You … Continue reading

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WGBH = Whacked Good By Herald

From our While We Were Out desk While the hardreading staff was down the Big Town, the Boston Herald gave WGHB a real thrashing last Friday, featuring this Jessica Heslam column on Page Two: High-living WGBH owes $300G Public TV behemoth WGBH … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays From The Hardworking Staff!

 

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SEIU Goes Anti-Psychotic

When a local labor union decides to take a workplace dispute public in a newspaper ad campaign, the knee-jerk locale would be the Boston Herald, champion of all things blue-collar. Not so in the case of the SEIU’s current crusade against HealthBridge that … Continue reading

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Call It Instascram

It started out as the classic Facebook privacy dance: two steps forward, one step back. From CNET this morning, via The Daily Beast: Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought … Continue reading

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