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New York Times (Hearts) Scott Brown, Buzzfeed (Hearts) Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts Senate race is front-and-center among the political chin-strokerati. New York Times Scott Brown mash note: Hailed as a Republican hero in 2010 when he snared the Senate seat held for decades by Edward M. Kennedy, Mr. Brown has been … Continue reading

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This Is What’s Wrong With The News Media’s Political Coverage (II)

Enough with the “familiar” references to U.S. Senate wannabe Elizabeth Warren’s life story! Two months ago (as the hardworking staff duly noted) it was a Boston Globe report that included this: In an hourlong interview, [Warren] spoke often of the now-familiar story … Continue reading

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This Is What’s Wrong With The News Media’s Political Coverage

From Wednesday’s Boston Globe big wet kiss to only-Doug-Rubin-knows-for-sure U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren: In an hourlong interview, she spoke often of the now-familiar story of her humble roots in Oklahoma. Her parents struggled financially, almost losing their home after … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider Bookmark Club (pat. pending)

With the chin-strokerati furiously, well, chin-stroking nowadays, the hardworking staff thought it would be a public service to keep track of their predictions. So, Bookmark #1: In his latest Boston Herald column, WTKK squawker Michael Graham predicts that Texas Gov. … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Osama Bin Laden Is Dead’

After the hardworking staff (and the Missus) watched Sunday night’s episode of AMC’s excellent series The Killing, we switched over to the 11 O’Clock News only to find this: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. So, in the interest of keeping … Continue reading

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NYT Tries To Ad To Digital Subscriptions

First the New York Times launched a pay wall. Then it launched an ad campaign. Via WWD (via the Missus): The Times is running a series of three posters on Metro North, Long Island Railroad, in taxis and on the … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The State Of The Union Address

Barack Obama was at his posing-for-a-bust-of-himself best in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Roadmap) delivered an appropriately tight-lipped response, which included this statement: Washington should not be in the business of picking winners … Continue reading

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The Tragedy After Tucson

The hardworking staff hasn’t read everything in the wake of the Arizona shootings that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, but we’ve seen enough media coverage to form a few conclusions. 1) … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends (NYT Edition)

Three from Tuesday’s New York Times: Item: Haley Barbour’s Close Shave? A Weekly Standard profile of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Reconstruction) has the former GOP lobbyist and forever good ol’ boy scrambling to salvage his presidential prospects. Times piece: Discussing … Continue reading

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BaRorschach Obama

Could someone please tell me who ate whose lunch on this week’s tax cut deal – the White House or the GOP? ‘Cause you can’t tell by looking at the chin-strokerati. Left-listing Eric Alterman wrote this in The Daily Beast: … Continue reading

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