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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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Idiotic Quotes o’ the Day (Bar(h)ack Obama Edition)

Via Mediaite: MSNBC’s Axelrod And Gibbs Deny ‘Pro-Obama’ Allegations, Claim Mantle Of ‘Independent’ Analysis MSNBC’s hiring of former high-ranking Obama staffers David Axelrod [Obama’s Narrator] and Robert Gibbs [former Obama White House press secretary] once again puts the network in the position of having to defend … Continue reading

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Shootout At The YouTube Corral

The gun nuts (both divisions) are at it again with dueling TV spots that exist in entirely parallel universes. From TPM: NRA Returns To Message Calling Obama’s Plans Elitist In High-Capacity Magazine Ad Forget the softer tone. The National Rifle … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio: I Got Your Water Bottle Right Here

Memo to all those weisenheimers who’ve been water boarding Marco Rubio over that Poland Spring moment in his State of the Union response: Who’s got the last laugh now? From BuzzFeed: Marco Rubio Has Sold More Than 3100 Water Bottles, … Continue reading

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