Tag Archives: Iowa

Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (To Half and Half Not Edition)

This week’s installment of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight has more than its share of headcratchers. Start, as always with the Underdog: the Boston Herald’s Press Party. The Wayne’s World webcast weighed in on the Jared Remy Saga a week late (they … Continue reading

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Brown Is The New Block(head)

Of all the nudnik 2016 presidential wannabes (Peter King! Martin O’Malley! Come on down!), Scott Brown (R-Fox News) ranks among the most delusional. But you’d never know that from reading the Boston Herald. Today’s Page One: Inside, the feisty local tabloid … Continue reading

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When Did Gail Huff Change Her Name?

Are we experiencing a Hillary Rodham – uh, make that Clinton – moment here in Massachusetts? From the redoubtable David Bernstein’s Boston Magazine blog: No politicians—no politician—goes to Iowa by accident. Former US Senator Scott Brown is not just going to … Continue reading

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Our First Quadrennial Hawkie Awards

The hardworking staff is pleased to announce Campaign Outsider’s Hawkie Awards, a quadrennial exercise in highlighting the most ridiculous aspects of the Iowa caucuses, outside of the fact that they have any impact at all. Regardless, nunc est bibendum: I’ll … Continue reading

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NYT Rips The Lid Off Romney’s Gunsels

Restore Our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC that has spent $3 million on TV spots in Iowa during the past three weeks, should really have been named Destroy Newt’s Future. From today’s New York Time Page One feature: Group’s … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Iowa Ad-O-Rama Edition)

And the hit jobs just keep on comin’ in the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential slapfight. • Rick Perry goes cartoon in his latest Iowa TV spot.   Got that? “The fox guarding the henhouse is like asking a Congressman to … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Goes For The Pro-Life, Er, Kill

Up to now, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul’s TV spots (all $2.5 million of them) have focused on cutting the federal budget by one trillion dollars and blowing up  a variety of federal agencies and calling his opponents little shih … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The GOP’s Sioux City Bakeoff

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff could only stand watching the first hour of last night’s Republican presidential primary debate, but we did pick up some slop from Fox News on the second hour. The GOP Magnificant Seven gathered in Sioux … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Paul Mauls Gingrich Edition)

GOP presidential quadrennial Ron (Big Dog) Paul has taken his smashmouth web video charging Newt (Top Dog) Gingrich with serial hypocrisy and cut it down to a 60-second TV spot airing in Iowa:   (“I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Newt Gingrich Edition)

Newt Gingrich’s first Iowa TV spot features the on-his-meds Newt (calm, measured, focused) as opposed to the off-the-cuff Newt (popcorn machine of bad ideas). If he can keep the latter out of sight for the next few months, he just … Continue reading

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