Tag Archives: CBS

Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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Jock Shock: WEEI’s Jason Wolfe Punchout

The local dailies turn a quick double play today in their coverage of the shakeup at former sportstalk powerhouse WEEI. Start with the Boston Herald, which goes all Page One over the firing of longtime WEEI VP of programming/operations  Jason … Continue reading

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A New Front (Group) In the CBS/Time Warner Cable Rumpus

First there was this full-page New York Times ad from Time Warner Cable whacking CBS for the retransmission fees it’s demanding from the cable giant. Clever, eh? And catch this in the body copy: CBS wants Time Warner Cable to … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable’s CBS Retransmission Rumpus

From our Been There Done That desk Time Warner Cable is embroiled in yet another retransnsmission battle, this time with CBS in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and elsewhere. From USA Today: Time Warner Cable drops CBS in New York, … Continue reading

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Since When Are 4th of July Fireworks ‘Curated’?

Since now, apparently. The NBC network is officially dancing on the grave of the July 4th Boston Pops concert, whose national broadcast has been dumped by CBS. Full-page ad in Wednesday’s New York Times: Wait – curated by Usher? Raise … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

Well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • About a week ago, the Boston Globe ran a story about CBS’s decision to stop broadcasting the … Continue reading

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How Sneak Adtack Scooped The New York Times On Celebrity Stealth Marketing

The New York Times ran this Nick Bilton Disruptions piece on Page One of Monday’s Business section: Social Media Product Plugs Draw Scrutiny In 1982, Bill Cosby appeared on television showing off a snazzy new computer. “Looking for a powerful home computer?” he said … Continue reading

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Military Vets: Macy’s Has Got Your $ix

Full-page ad in Friday’s New York Times: You see that? Support American veterans! Give $3 at any Macy’s and SAVE 25% ALL DAY It’s all part of Macy’s Got Your Six (as in, Got Your Back) promotion. Sorry, but the … Continue reading

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Aereo Dynamics Coming To Boston

Aereo, the ant(enna) farm that lets viewers access broadcast networks on the Internet for a monthly fee, is expanding into Boston, but not without opposition. Via The Verge (tip o’ the pixel to Poynter): Aereo files suit against CBS to head … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Super PAC?

Despite Hillary Clinton’s protestations in her kissathon with Barack Obama on 60 Minutes last Sunday, the 2016 presidential race is very much on, as this Politico Influence item indicates: CLINTON GETS ANOTHER SUPER PAC: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t left her State … Continue reading

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