Tag Archives: ABC News

Coakley Took More of a Beating Than the Giants Last Night

The hardworking staff is guessing that most of you splendid readers didn’t spend much time watching the Kansas City Royals pummel the San Francisco Giants last night, as the Jints pounded the ball into the ground(out) for seven innings against the … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Deval Patrick ‘Maybe’ Edition)

This week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight features very different versions of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s showing some leg to Politico last Sunday about a future presidential run. The Boston Herald’s Press Party called out “Deval’s doublespeak” in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday. … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Wrong! (Monfils! Monfils! U.S. Open Edition)

Last night’s U.S. Open featured something truly amazing: American tennis fans rooting against an American tennis player. Specifically, the match between 13th-seeded American John Isner and unseeded Gael Monfils in which the (most certainly drunk) New York crowd was solidly … Continue reading

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Free The White House Correspondents Whatever!

The White House press corps has revolted against the Obama administration and it’s about time. From MediaBistro’s FishbowlDC: WHCA Throws Photos in Administration’s Face A small thing, but a loud gesture. The White House Correspondents’ Association is stripping all official … Continue reading

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ABC News: Boston’s Charlotte Golar Richie Not A Major Mayoral Candidate

Boston Magazine’s redoubtable David Bernstein might rank former state representative Charlotte Golar Richie #2 in his list of Boston mayoral hopefuls, and the Boston Globe might report big names coalescing around her campaign, but that still doesn’t give her any … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With The News Media (Chapter Umpteen: The Inaugural Poem)

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk This is classic: Instead of just letting its audience listen to Richard Blanco read the Inaugural Poem, ABC News had to keep peppering viewers with factoids, as if the poem itself wasn’t worthy of … Continue reading

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Editors’ Note o’ the Day (Ryan Holiday Victory Edition)

From yesterday’s New York Times: Editors’ Note An article on April 19 about how to buy a record turntable quoted Ryan Holiday of New Orleans The reporter reached Mr. Holiday through a Web site that connects reporters to sources on … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion . . . Or $6 Billion . . . Or $9.8 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Everyone In The Pool Edition)

It’s an embarrassment of – not pandas – but TV spots in the presidential bakeoff betwen Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Call the roll (via ABC’s The Note): OBAMA ADS: ROMNEY’S OUTSOURCING, FEE HIKES. From ABC’s Devin Dwyer: President Obama’s campaign … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Sent The Hardworking Staff A Note About Gay Marriage

This is one hardworking Prez! First, thanks to Joe Biden’s premature ejaculation, Barack Obama pretzeled on his gay-marriage stance in this ABC News interview:   (See BuzzFeed’s helpful Obama gay marriage timeline here.) Then, Pres. Obama also made time to … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Online Privacy: Regular Or Extra-CISPA?

The U.S. House of Representatives has just tried to take a bite out of your online privacy (via ABC News): CISPA: Cybersecurity Bill May Pit Online Safety Against Privacy While all the focus was on SOPA and PIPA, the so-called Internet piracy … Continue reading

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