Tag Archives: Maureen Dowd

Hack Attack! Salon’s Brutal Takedown of Bigfoot Journalists

Salon’s Alex Pareene has assembled a Top Ten Hackorama of Political Journalists and it’s a corker (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Pareene blowtorches some of the most notable members of the chinstrokerati, “[channeling] each media figure’s ‘unique’ voice — … Continue reading

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MoDo A No-Show For Bulger Trial Finale

Where’s MoDo? New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd came slumming a couple of times during the James “Whitey” Bulger hoedown and contributed, well, not much to the trial coverage. Representative sample: In return for being that most loathed thing … Continue reading

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MoDo Still Slumming At Whitey Bulger Trial

As the hardworking staff previously noted, New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd has been hanging out at the James “Whitey” Bulger trial and dispensing her trademark PoMoDo reactions to the proceedings. Wednesday’s installment: Gangsta Guilt Trip BOSTON — Even the … Continue reading

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NYT’s Maureen Dowd Still Slumming At Whitey Bulger Trial

New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd has parachuted into town a couple of times to cover the James “Whitey” Bulger trial. Dowd kicked off her coverage last month with a column headlined Of Rats and Hit Men, which detailed … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd: Pleasure Is Her Business

Today’s New York Times features Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd’s latest installment in her Vatican jihad over sex, contraception, and etc. Is Pleasure a Sin? It’s hard to say what is weirder: A Sister of Mercy writing about the Kama Sutra, … Continue reading

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MoDo Gives Boston Herald A Shoutout

It’s not often our feisty local tabloid gets to rub elbows with the Gray Lady,  but New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd made that match in today’s column, which says the GOP (Gone Old Party) has essentially packed it … Continue reading

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To Know Trump . . . (Mitt Romney Endorsement Edition)

Donald Trump is to Corporate America what plaid is to Bermuda shorts (Campaign Outsider Analogy pat. pending). Mitt Romney, by contrast, is khaki. So how does Trump’s endorsement benefit Romney, besides locking up the comb-over vote? The big announcement from … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Id Columnists

Compare and contrast in clear idiomatic English: Joe Nocera’s New York Times op-ed on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, and Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd’s take. Nocera’s piece is all about what Isaacson was unable to accomplish (“In ‘Steve Jobs,’ … Continue reading

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MoDo Grabs The Big Chair At NYT

Before Frank Rich’s laptop is even cold, New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd has slipped into the paper’s Week in Review Spotlight Column (see dead-tree edition for what they call in D.C. “the optics”): Governor Brown Redux: The Iceman … Continue reading

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WSJ/NYT Op-Ed Gingrich Smackdown!

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal and New York Times each featured a Newt Gingrichabilia op-ed, to very different effect. Exhibit A: The WSJ op-ed from former George W. Bush press secretary Ari “You Talkin’ to Me?” Flesicher. Nut graf: Having served … Continue reading

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