Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Donald Trump Gets Mt. McKinley Wrong (Big Surprise)

From our To Know Trump desk Donald Trump, who is his own political reality show, has proven to be the most unreliable source since Charles Kinbote in Vladimir Nabokov’s Rubik’s novel Pale Fire. Exhibit Umpteen: This 1990 Vanity Fair profile by Marie Brenner (tip … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidates: Want Free Ads? It’s a Snap(chat)!

The news media love to label things, and presidential elections are no exception. So 2000 was the Hanging Chad Election, 2004 was the Internet Election, 2008 was the Facebook Election, and 2012 was the Twitter Election (with this dissent). But the … Continue reading

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Wait, What? They Like Ike Memorial?

As the hardworking staff noted last fall, The Weekly Standard’s senior editor Andrew Ferguson has been on the Eisenhower Memorial debacle like Brown on Williamson. Then there’s Frank Gehry, the starchitect who designed MIT’s Stata Center among other landmark buildings. His … Continue reading

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Ickiest Quote o’ the . . . Ever (Donald Trump Edition)

From our Quote o’ the Day desk Yesterday, Politico (who else? well, maybe BuzzFeed) ran this exhaustive/exhausting listicle. The 199 Most Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said Would you vote for this man? 1. “… don’t let the … Continue reading

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Headline New Network: This One’s Better

First in what we expect will be a long-running series Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh had a smart column on yesterday’s op-ed page.     Except – all due respect, Editorial Page Editor Ellen Clegg – here’s what the headline should have … Continue reading

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Newsies: Stop Covering Coverage of Donald Trump

Definition of irony: Journalists lamenting news coverage of Donald Trump’s self-promotional presidential campaign. Representative sample, via the Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby. News organizations are under no obligation to provide a platform to every narcissistic buffoon who declares himself a candidate for … Continue reading

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Big Town Scotty Brown Makes NYT Mag

This Sunday is WWSD-Day in the New York Times Magazine (tip o’ the pixel to Politico’s Playbook). What Would Scott Brown Do? In case you weren’t keeping track — don’t worry, that was a joke! — Scott Brown, the short-time … Continue reading

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To Know Trump (BuzzFeed Buzzsaw Edition)

The Donald got blowtorched by BuzzFeed last week and, man, it was sweet. Nut graf: [Donald] Trump can no longer escape the fact that his political “career” — a long con that the blustery billionaire has perpetrated on the country … Continue reading

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Contest-Generated Ad Goes Full Circle At NYT

When is a print ad both a story and an advertisement? When the New York Times makes it so! From Wednesday’s Times Business section: On Print’s Turf, Google Wins for Creativity THE winner of a contest to encourage creativity in … Continue reading

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Barack’s Dinner With Whomever (Grammatically Correct Edition)

The hardworking staff received this email today from the Obama-Biden industrial complex: Friend — We’re adding a twist to the upcoming Dinner with Barack: You not only have the chance to sit down for a meal with the President and … Continue reading

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