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Michael Reagan Milks the Old Man Like a Cash Cow

Well the hardworking staff opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out:     And etc. So, pony up for the Reagan Ranch and get a swell calendar.     Year in pictures:     You might … Continue reading

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Taking the ‘Mum’ Out of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal is the Great American Rorschach Test. Cop killer? Or political prisoner? You tell us. And don’t be surprised if  Abu-Jamal himself weighs in, thanks to a new federal court ruling this week. Associated Press report (via the Delaware County Daily Times): … Continue reading

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Airbnb’s Cuba Libre: Room and Coke?

Now that America and Cuba are on speaking terms again, it’s only natural that U.S. businesses get down to business, Havana-style. An early entrant is Airbnb, which ran this ad in yesterday’s New York Times:     Aircba is all the … Continue reading

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Mickey D and the Big Town Dailies

From our It Doesn’t Ad Up desk So, go figure. Fast-food giant McDonald’s announced on Wednesday that it will hike wages and benefits for employees at the stores it owns. McDonald’s then trumpeted that change with a full-page ad in … Continue reading

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Just Call Him Mike Hucksterbee

Former Arkansas governor and current GOP presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee never met a quack product he wasn’t willing to sell (and we’re not even counting his old Fox News panderama). Start with his shilling for a dubious diabetes treatment.     … Continue reading

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NYT’s John F. Burns Writes Into the Sunset

From our Late to the Going-Away Party desk Yesterday’s New York Times featured the swan song of the storied John F. Burns, appropriately on Page One. On Second Try, A Kingly Burial For Richard III LEICESTER, England — For an English … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (NYT Killer Cellphones Edition)

First came this Nick Bilton Disruptions column in Thursday’s New York Times. New Gadgets, New Health Worries In 1946, a new advertising campaign appeared in magazines with a picture of a doctor in a lab coat holding a cigarette and … Continue reading

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Hey! NYC’s MTA Sucks Just Like Boston’s T!

The hardworking staff has long held that the MBTA – Boston’s public (not to be confused with rapid) transit system – is like someone’s hobby. But it’s not just our system that’s the modern-day equivalent of a swayback mare. From Emma G. … Continue reading

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The 13th – and Final – Tommy Ashton Basketball Tournament

My cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. From the landmark New York Times Portraits of Grief: Saddest day ever. Since then, Tommy’s sisters Colleen and Mary have shepherded the Thomas Ashton Foundation, which has an … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (NYT Anonymouse Edition)

The (ab)use of anonymous quotes by the New York Times is closely followed not only by the Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, but also by former New York Sun managing editor Ira Stoll at his SmarterTimes blog. Neither of them, however, … Continue reading

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