Tag Archives: MSNBC

Nike Pimps Out Air(time) Jordan at U.S. Open

Product placement is no longer just a function of plunking down a Starbucks mug on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe or handing Seinfeld’s Kramer some Junior Mints. That’s so 1.0, yo. Welcome to Product Placement Umpteen.0, yo. From yesterday’s … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardnoting staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • From Boston Magazine last July, about the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race: “[Martha Coakley’s] apparent reversal … Continue reading

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What Can Brown Undo for Brown?

Downturn Scotty Brown (R-Elsewhere) has reared his pretty head again, this time “[urging] Republicans to kill a bipartisan energy efficiency bill to deny his opponent (and the bill’s top backer) Jeanne Shaheen an election year victory,” according to MSNBC. From … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Thursday’s Curse Edition)

From our Another Day, Another Dolor desk Once again the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight is a total mismatch because the Boston Herald’s Press Party just can’t wait until Friday to deliver its weekly insights. Last month the Wayne’s World webcast … Continue reading

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Let The Wild Obamacare Rumpus Begin!

The air war over Obamacare has officially begun, with TV spots pro and con popping up all over the place. Via Monday’s MSNBC First Read: The fight to define health care’s  implementation: After the Supreme Court upheld the health-care law … Continue reading

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Shootout At The YouTube Corral

The gun nuts (both divisions) are at it again with dueling TV spots that exist in entirely parallel universes. From TPM: NRA Returns To Message Calling Obama’s Plans Elitist In High-Capacity Magazine Ad Forget the softer tone. The National Rifle … Continue reading

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Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar Rumpus Begin! (Early Money Is Like, Yeesh! Edition)

The dog days of August have taken on a whole new meaning this election year. Political ad spending (a.k.a. attack advertising) has already reached Brobdingnagian levels usually reserved for the waning days of a campaign. From MSNBC’s First Read: Last … Continue reading

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Editors’ Note o’ the Day (Ryan Holiday Victory Edition)

From yesterday’s New York Times: Editors’ Note An article on April 19 about how to buy a record turntable quoted Ryan Holiday of New Orleans The reporter reached Mr. Holiday through a Web site that connects reporters to sources on … Continue reading

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Call It NBCNoose.com

This week NBC/Universal/Comcast/Whatever converted its msnbc.com website to NBCNews.com, the better to distinguish its ideologically driven Lean Forward MSNBC brand from its traditionally oriented Lean Backward NBC News brand. Problem is, it’s gonna lean on you. From the Nieman Journalism Lab: For NBCNews.com, a new website comes … Continue reading

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Mitt Zigs, Scott Zags On Obamacare

If Mitt Romney (R-Jet Ski) and Scott Brown (R-Brewski) want their campaign messages to be in step, they’re doing a pretty poor job of keeping off one another’s toes. Start with Romney gunsel Eric-a-Sketch Fehrnstrom’s Monday comment on MSNBC (via … Continue reading

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