Tag Archives: China

NYT’s David Barboza Is One Kick-Ass Reporter

The hardworking staff has long admired the work of New York Times correspondent David Barboza, who, according to the Times website, “was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting ‘for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese … Continue reading

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NYT Hires Bloomberg Pariah Michael Forsythe. Quid Pro Quo, Yes?

So Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe, who leaked a big story last fall to the New York Times about Bloomberg News spiking his report about corruption among China’s political leaders, gets fired by Bloomberg News and then hired by the Times. Pay … Continue reading

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Bull(bleep) In Journalism’s China Shop

It’s lately become clear that reporting on China triggers the law of diminishing returns. From Saturday’s New York Times front page: Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China BEIJING — The decision came in an early … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The New York Presidential Debate And ALCS Game

The hardworking staff decided to try something different last night: We listened to the presidential debate while watching the Yankee game. Any similarity between the two is purely coincidental. 9:03-9:15 “You’re a liar!” “No, you’re a liar!” It’s going to be … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Fender Bender In Denver

Ads ‘n’ ends from last night’s Barack Obama/Mitt Romney bakeoff in the Mile High/Low Expectations City: • If you picked “crushed” for your drinking game, you were knee-walking by 9:14. • The first half hour of this thing was strictly … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Elizabeth Warren’s China Sin-drome Edition)

The Boston Herald finally notices that Elizabeth Warren’s new TV spot says we should be more like China. Details at IGTLTDT.  

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R.I.P. San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

The hardworking staff has always believed that the bridge connecting San Francisco with Oakland was the perfect visual representation of the two cities: The graceful suspension bridge on the Frisco side, the clunky, utilitarian span leading into Oakland. But Sunday’s … Continue reading

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