Tag Archives: New York Times

NYT Starting a DYI Desk?

Major takeout on military hospitals on Page One of the New York Times today. Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk HINESVILLE, Ga. — Every year, more than 25,000 Americans undergo surgery to correct a hiatal hernia, a … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Ronald M. Firman Edition II)

For the second time in a month, Ronald M. Firman of Miami, FL has purchased a full-page ad in the New York Times to air his sentiments about Middle East affairs. First installment:     Yesterday’s Times addition:     We’ll … Continue reading

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NYC Cops Have Sharp(ton) Words for Mayor Bill de Blasio

It’s DEFCON 4 between the NYPD and Bill de Blasio. Exhibit Umpteen: This full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times. Money grafs: Got that? – demagogues, anti-safety political opportunists, blowhards . . . Al Sharpton, c’mon down! (See also Tawana … Continue reading

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What Do You Want the First Line of Your Obituary to Be?

The hardworking staff found itself reading a variety of obituaries of former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords yesterday, all of which featured similar ledes. Washington Post: James M. Jeffords, the maverick Vermont politician who in 2001 gave Democrats a short-lived majority … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Bald Eagle Poop Edition)

Correction on today’s New York Times op-ed page: An Op-Ed essay on Monday described bald eagles and ospreys incorrectly. They eat fish, and their poop is white; they do not eat berries and excrete purple feces. (Other birds, like American robins, … Continue reading

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NYT Ad/News Vortex (Korean Ferry Disaster Edition)

From our Coincidence Not Irony desk Sunday’s New York Times featured this collision of viewpoints on last April’s South Korean ferry tragedy that took hundreds of young lives. First, this full-page ad on Page 5 (New England Edition).     … Continue reading

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Hey, Jeff Bezos: Welcome to the Amazone!

For several months now, online giant Amazon has been leaning on publishing pygmy Hachette in order to exact more, well, tribute for its bookselling. Improbably, Hachette has fought back, taking a hatchet to the Beast of Bezos. From Deadline Hollywood: Grisham, … Continue reading

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Sharkn-AD-o 2: SyFy Flexes in NYT

In the wake of the boffo debut of Sharknado 2 last week, SyFy ran this full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times:     Our favorite bit:     Miley and Kimye, shark your hearts out.

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Legal Sea Foods: We’re No Chain, Gang

Legal Sea Foods, the local restaurant chain whose menu is largely as tasteless as its ad campaigns, is biting back with a new series of TV spots. From Thursday’s New York Times: Call It What You Like, but Not a … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the (Yester)Day (La Famiglia Cuomo Edition)

From Thursday’s New York Times Department of Corrections: NEW YORK Because of an editing error, an article in some editions on Tuesday about the lowering of the speed limit on Broadway to 25 miles per hour misidentified the governor of New York, … Continue reading

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