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The Arts Seen in NYC (Picasso Everywhere! Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town for the weekend and, say, it was swell. (Not to mention All Pablo All the Time.) Here, in roughly chronological order, is some of what we caught. FRIDAY • Picasso & … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Awkward! (NYT CEO Snubs NYT Edition)

(Tip o’ the pixel to the Missus) Thursday’s New York Times featured this piece on page A8: Britain Will Look at Why BBC Severance Payments Exceeded Contract Terms LONDON — When it comes to the BBC and funding that is … Continue reading

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NYT Convicts BBC Host Jimmy Savile Of ‘Serial Child Molesting’

From Tuesday’s New York Times Business section: Clouds Lifting Over Murdoch, He’s Out to Buy Again News Corporation is starting to look like its old self again. The media conglomerate, which had been on its heels for more than a year … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Times Company Town (X Marks The Thompson Spot)

Friday’s New York Times featured what might be the first chime in the death knell of newly minted New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson. Letter Raises Questions About When BBC Ex-Chief Learned of Abuse Cases A legal letter sent on behalf … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Herald Dogs Times On Jimmy Savile Row; Globe Just Dodges)

The Boston Herald has been on the BBC/Jimmy Savile scandal like Brown on Williamson, and today’s edition extends the drumbeat. Despite gaffe, Times’ Sulzberger gives Thompson vote of confidence New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who has been acting as interim … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Boston Globe Writes Off Jimmy Savile Row)

The Transatlantic rumpus over alleged sexual abuse of children by the late BBC television host Jimmy Savile gets double coverage in the New York Times today. First up, this John Burns report on the latest developments in a scandal that’s turning the … Continue reading

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The BBC’s Russian Nesting Duels

The BBC is in a dither over its coverage of one of the Beeb’s own. Primer via the New York Times: Sexual Abuse Scandal Turns the Tables on BBC LONDON — The story seemed perfect for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s hard-hitting … Continue reading

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Fun Facts To Know & Tell (BostonGlobe.com Edition)

Wondering how BostonGlobe.com is doing on the revenue-generating front? Here’s a hint from the Globe’s piece (subscription required, of course) about outgoing BBC chief Mark Thompson becoming chief executive of the New York Times Co. Paid subscribers to the Globe’s e-reader … Continue reading

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London Olympics Five-Ring Circus (G4S Insecurity Services Edition)

The upcoming London Olympic Games are a disaster waiting to happen, from their inexplicable Olympics tower to their inexcusable security shortfall. From the Wall Street Journal: Security Shortfall Spotlights British Firm U.K. security firm G4S PLC faced an onslaught of criticism on Friday … Continue reading

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To Beeb Or Not To Beeb

The hardworking staff will appear live on the BBC’s Newshour Tuesday from 8-10 am EST (wakeup call: 6 am, which we usually see from the other side). So . . . no soup for you tonight.

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