Tag Archives: Emily Rooney

Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Half-Baked Edition)

First it was the death of Nelson Mandela. Then Chris Christie’s marathon presser in the George Washington Bridge rumpus. Now it’s Chet Curtis, rest his soul. What do they have in common? All were missed by the Boston Herald’s Press … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Joe Battlefield Edition)

It was clear from the start that the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight between the underdog Boston Herald Press Party webcast and the big dog WGBH Beat the Press broadcast would eventually turn into a slapfight providing countless hours of entertainment for … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Spotlight The Globe Edition)

It’s time once again to review the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight, especially the rumpus over the Boston Globe’s Spotlight report, Driven to the Edge. Start as usual with the underdog Boston Herald, which has been hounding its crosstown rival all … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald! (‘Party’ Pooper Edition)

From our Walt Whitman desk Yesterday our feisty local tabloid celebrated itself and sang its Press Party with a full-page ad. Got that – always smart, no-holds-barred discussions from fresh faces with their news noses on the ground and their fingertips on the pulse of the media machine? Two observations: 1) That has … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Miss Da Mayah Edition)

It’s  Week Two of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight, and the hardworking staff is pleased once again to bring you the details. Start with the Underdog, the Boston Herald’s online Press Party. As always, our feisty local tabloid treats its … Continue reading

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Our Inaugural ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff

During the past few days the Boston Herald has been relentlessly flogging its new Press Party webcast, which the hardworking staff guesses is an audition for NECN or Fox 25. Here’s our feisty local tabloid’s “news coverage” of its own … Continue reading

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Scott Brown’s Ad Strategy: Huff And Puff (Leave Of Absence Edition)

The hardwincing staff has previously noted the campaign usage by Sen. Scott Brown (R-Folding Laundry) of his wife, former WCVB-TV reporter Gail Huff. Now comes the latest incarnation (via Politico’s Morning Score): SCOTT BROWN’S “GAIL” features the Republican senator’s wife announcing … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Times Co. Town (Andy Rooney Edition)

From our Before They Made Him They Broke the Mold desk (apologies to S.J. Perelman): Kissin’ cousins New York Times and Boston Globe staged a compare-and -contrastapalooza with their respective obituaries of CBS News icon Andy Rooney. The Globe glowbit here. … Continue reading

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Matthew Gilbert Intervention

I yield to no man in my admiration of Boston Globe television critic Matthew Gilbert, whose reviews I have disagreed with exactly once – when he called the British version of “Life on Mars” protagonist Sam Tyler, as I recall, … Continue reading

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Ablow Job

Headline in the current edition of The New Republic: Right Mind Meet Glenn Beck’s shrink. Lede: It’s roughly two weeks shy of the September 12 march on Washington, and Glenn Beck is distraught. Behind him on the cavernous Fox News … Continue reading

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