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Dead Blogging Round Two of the GOP Presidential Rumpus

In the interest of full disclosure, the dustupping staff should mention that we lost interest in last night’s CNN Republican Presidential Debate around the time Ben Carson spoke about hizzzzzz . . . Whatever. Regardless, here’s some dotsam and netsam … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Super PAC Depicts Jeb Bush As Cipher

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk The Bush-Industrial Complex has finally decided to spend some of its hundred-something millions to kick-start the Frère Apparent’s presidential campaign. From CNN: Jeb Bush super PAC drops $24 million on ads Let the air … Continue reading

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Carly to NYT: Drop Dead

It all started when the New York Times’s Mr. Dealbook, Andrew Ross Sorkin, wrote this knee-buckling takedown last week of Carly Fiorina’s tenure at Hewlett-Packard. Representative sample: [I]t is curious to those of us who have reported on her business career that there … Continue reading

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Tip o’ the Pinhead to Zippy (Talking Statues Edition)

Bill Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead is the strip comics-lovers love not to understand. But yesterday’s installment didn’t tax the brain too much.     We officially dub him Zippy the Eighth. Special bonus: That asterisk in the second panel leads to … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardnoting staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • From Boston Magazine last July, about the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race: “[Martha Coakley’s] apparent reversal … Continue reading

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WTF: JCPenny Into Bullying, Sears Into Bondage?

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk MediaBistro had some interesting retail tales on Thursday. Start with this one (via Consumerist): Does This JCPenney Ad Promote Bullying Or Just Reality? After complaints from parents, JCPenney has pulled a controversial commercial from … Continue reading

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Kanye West’s Double Life: Icon/Conman

Taylor Swift tormenter Kanye West is very much in the news right now, thanks to Sunday’s New York Times interview and last weekend’s Kim Kardashian delivery of his daughter. But previous to that, there was this (via Radar Online): Kim Kardashian has … 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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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Beat The Herald Edition)

The Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight resumed last night, with the Boston Herald’s underdog Press Party webcast featuring this: The Boston Herald’s “Press Party” gives credit to local media for outperforming the national print and TV networks in our half-hour show devoted to … Continue reading

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Gardner Museum Guard Has Coming-Out Party On CNN

Dumbest Museum Guard Ever Richard Abath got his seven-and-a-half minutes of cable fame last night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, during which correspondent Randi Kaye delivered a thoroughly over-the-top recap of the Great Gardner Heist. Watch it here. If this … Continue reading

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