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Photo o’ the Day (David Brenner/Frank Zappa Edition)

Here is David Brenner.     And here is David Brenner’s obituary (via the Boston Globe’s AP pickup). David Brenner, 78; comedian seen on ‘Tonight Show’ David Brenner, the gangly, toothy-grinned ‘‘Tonight Show’’ favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a … Continue reading

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State Of The Cuisinart Marketing #Umpteen: Everyone Jump In The Branded Content Pool!

Once upon a time (about three months ago), branded content – read: ads in sheep’s clothing - was pretty much the exclusive province of online publishers from BuzzFeed to Gawker to TheAtlantic.com. That was then. Now mainstream news organizations are on branded … 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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Herald Still Ain’t Seguin What Tyler Tweeted

As the hardreading staff noted yesterday, the Boston Herald has been uncharacteristically shy about quoting former Boston Bruin Tyler Seguin’s latest homophobic Twitter puck-up. Yesterday’s print edition of the feisty local tabloid didn’t even mention the incident, while this AP story on the … Continue reading

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Herald Revising History Again (Bombing Coverage Coverup II)

The Boston Herald continues to criticize news organizations that erroneously reported an arrest  two days after the Marathon bombings – without noting that the feisty local tabloid itself did exactly the same thing. Exhibit A: The Herald’s Press Party webbcast on Friday, … Continue reading

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Brain Freeze At Boston Herald

Monday’s Boston Globe featured major coverage of a major brain injury study from Boston University. Via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages:   (Full disclosure: The hardreading staff moonlights as a mass communication professor at BU.) . . . Read the rest … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town ( Brown/Warren Debate And Twitch)

There’s one final debatement in the Scott Brown/Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senate race. AP report via the Boston Herald: Warren ad tweaks Brown for refusing debate offer Democrat Elizabeth Warren is tweaking Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown for refusing a final debate offer. … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Jerry Sandusky Update)

Two days ago the hardworking staff asserted that Saturday’s Boston Herald (“Yesterday’s News Tomorrow”) contained no mention of Friday night’s Jerry Sandusky verdict. But then it occurred to the hardthinking staff: Maybe the Sandusky story ran in the Herald’s Sports … Continue reading

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John McCain Cory-Bookers Mitt Romney

First it was Newark Mayor Cory Booker on NBC’s Meet the Press sandblasting the Obama campaign’s anti-Bain Capital jihad:   Now comes former presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Kiss My AZ) with this to say about presumptive presidential nominee Mitt … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin!

The 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs started tonight in an auspicious manner. First game, first overtime. Flyers rally to beat Penguins 4-3 in overtime PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jakub Voracek has no idea how good the Philadelphia Flyers could be if they … Continue reading

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