Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Brian Williams Is the Milt Chamberlain of Broadcast News

Who is Milt Chamberlain, you ask? He’s a character in the late, slightly lamented CBS series Battle Creek, which was co-produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, although that wasn’t enough to save it. Anyway, the Battle Creek basics:     So … Continue reading

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New York Times easyJet Piece Gathers No (Kate) Moss

From our Late to the Party Pooper desk Yesterday’s New York Times Business section featured this Nicola Clark profile of easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall. EasyJet Chief Leads Airline Through Turnaround LONDON — Early in a May conference call with … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Transjenner Edition)

Well the hardworking staff was cleaning up some of the piles of reading material scattered about the Global Worldwide Headquarters when we came across this recent piece by The Weekly Standard’s Matt Labash. Transjennered America Hero worship in our time. … Continue reading

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Why Are Mark Halperin and Katie Couric Cavorting with the Romneys?

As the hardworking staff previously noted, Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric was a (paid?) speaker at this weekend’s Mittapalooza for myriad GOP presidential hopefuls looking for some love – but mostly money – from Mitt Romney’s deep-pocketed friends. But it turns … Continue reading

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WSJ Trundles Out to Brimfield Fair

Friday’s Wall Street Journal A-Hed was a total flea market maker. Giant Flea Market Means Big Haul for Porters Able-bodied entrepreneurs bring in bucks carting collectibles; moving a carousel horse BRIMFIELD, Mass.—Three times a year, traffic on U.S. Route 20, the … Continue reading

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Why Is Katie Couric Consorting with Mitt Romney?

This weekend former Massachusetts governor and relentless presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R-Do You Like Me Now?) is hosting his E2 Summit at an upscale ski resort in Utah, where at least six GOP presidential candidates will show up presumably to get … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Alfred Maurer’ at Addison Gallery

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Andover yesterday to catch Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism at the Addison Gallery of American Art and, say, it was swell. Maurer was an early 20th Century artist who morphed from … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Stephen M. Wolf Edition)

The latest in our long-running series From Tuesday’s New York Times: Of local note: Yikes. So who exactly is Stephen M. Wolf, who paid a likely six figures for this ad? Here’s what the Googletron yields. So . . . … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Sad! (Beau Biden Funeral Edition)

Vice President Joe Biden’s son, former Delaware attorney general and potential Delaware governor Beau Biden, was laid to rest today after succumbing to brain cancer at the tender age of 46. Friday Boston Globe (and Wall Street Journal) photo.     … Continue reading

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Erin Go Bride! Ireland’s Gay-Marriage Tourism Ads

From our Late to the Wedding Party desk No flies on Ireland’s tourism officials. It took them all of three days after Irish voters approved a referendum legalizing gay marriage to launch a global ad campaign – “Ireland says I do” – targeting … Continue reading

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