Tag Archives: Here & Now

NYT – Finally! – Catches Up to Hardworking Staff (Disney World Edition)

Two weeks ago the hardworking staff did a turn on NPR’s Here & Now with the estimable Sacha Pfeiffer, talking about the Extreme Data Mining currently being inflicted on consumers. PFEIFFER: So, John, of course, collecting is becoming so widespread, data collection. … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the E-Cig Emails?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I checked my email yesterday and discovered this: Hello friend Merry christmas to you in advance. Thanks for your time. Do you know … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The VMR Electronic Cigarettes Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Full disclosure: I’m a smoker, which in today’s society means I am 1) morally deficient, and 2) an endless source of revenue for … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider On Here & Now

The hardworking staff will be on NPR’s Here & Now around 12:45 today to discuss the marketing of electronic cigarettes. For extra credit, check out Thank You for Not Vaping, which appears in the current issue of The Weekly Standard. Just … Continue reading

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Barack Obama (Hearts) @AnnDRomney

At post time, Ann Romney absolutely owns the Drudge Report above the fold. Earlier, though, Barak Obama owned @AnnDRomney – or rented it, anyway. When you plugged that Twitter handle into the search box,  you got this: Welcome to the … Continue reading

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Newton Minow’s Vast Wasteland, Take 2

Fifty years ago today, Federal Communications Commissioner Newton Minow delivered a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters that became a landmark in television-industry criticism. From the Museum of Broadcast Communications: Newton Minow was one of the most controversial figures … Continue reading

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Another Scott Brownnabe

All across this great land of ours, longshot political candidates are finding inspiration in Massachusetts junior senator Scott Brown’s improbable win this past January. (See – actually, hear – this Here & Now piece from last month.) These candidates believe … Continue reading

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