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Fallon Gone (Native Advertising Edition)

Since its NBC debut 60 years ago, The Tonight Show has featured more plugs than Joe Biden’s head. But the recent introduction of GE’s Fallonvention showcase represents a new low for the late night icon. From Digiday: GE takes a … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with That French-Bashing Cadillac Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So there I was, watching television and minding my own business, when this Cadillac commercial popped up.     Narrator: “Why do we … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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New Stealth Gambit Is Like Russian Nesting Ads

Apparently it’s not enough for marketers to bombard us with ads. Now they’re bombarding us with ads-within-ads. From Advertising Age: BMW Teams Up With TaylorMade for Ad Within an Ad Automaker liked results of U.S. Open effort so much, plans similar … Continue reading

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Since When Are 4th of July Fireworks ‘Curated’?

Since now, apparently. The NBC network is officially dancing on the grave of the July 4th Boston Pops concert, whose national broadcast has been dumped by CBS. Full-page ad in Wednesday’s New York Times: Wait – curated by Usher? Raise … Continue reading

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Aereo Dynamics Coming To Boston

Aereo, the ant(enna) farm that lets viewers access broadcast networks on the Internet for a monthly fee, is expanding into Boston, but not without opposition. Via The Verge (tip o’ the pixel to Poynter): Aereo files suit against CBS to head … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers: Rhymes With Shivers (‘Death Highway’ Edition)

From our Late to the (Syrian Rebel) Party desk New York Times war correspondent C.J. Chivers produces boots-on-the-ground reporting as well as any journalist of his generation, and his Friday piece is no exception. In Syrian Clash Over ‘Death Highway,’ a Bitterly … Continue reading

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NBC = Not Being Competitive

The Peacock Network has plummeted to new depths in the latest ratings period. From the New York Times: In Turnabout, NBC Prime Time Lands in the Cellar With every passing week, the sudden blossoming of prime-time success that NBC experienced last fall … Continue reading

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More Fantasy Friends For Scott Brown?

It wasn’t kings and queens Scott Brown (R-Wonderland) was having imaginary conversations with this time, it was anonymous White House gremlins.  From BuzzFeed: Scott Brown Breaks News Of Nonexistent Fiscal Cliff Offer The senator’s scoop falls flat. “Not true,” an … Continue reading

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“Life Was His Sentence, And Life Is What He Got Back”

The hardworking staff has long believed that Charlie Crews – protagonist of NBC’s primetime drama Life that ran from 2007 to 2009 – is one of the great characters ever to hit the small screen. Played to perfection by Damian Lewis, … Continue reading

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