Tag Archives: New York Times

G.M. Hits (Like a) Rock Bottom

General Motors as it once was:     General Motors as it now is (via Wednesday’s New York Times full-page ad): Body copy: Got that? Your house key = death trap if you’re driving a “vehicle involved in the ignition … Continue reading

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Why the New York Times Is a Great Newspaper (LeBron James Edition)

Yesterday: Close-up: Nice.

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NYT DisinKleined to Give Clinton-Basher a Free Pass

Let’s stipulate, as they say on Law & Order, that the New York Times was guilty as sin of kneecapping Hillary Clinton during her ill-managed 2008 presidential run. And let’s also stipulate that the Grey Lady might be taking a … Continue reading

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NYT’s Jim Brosnan Obit Lacks Heinz-Sight

Jim Brosnan, a baseball-hurler-turned-word-twirler, died last week, as the New York Times noted yesterday. From the estimable Bruce Weber’s obit: Jim Brosnan, Who Threw Literature a Curve, Dies at 84 Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a relief … Continue reading

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Weird Religious Ads in the New York Times (II)

On Friday the hardlypious staff noted the half-page ad that an outfit dauntingly called The Church of Almighty God ran in the New York Times. Yesterday the Almighties doubled down with a full-page ad in the Times.     Like the … Continue reading

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Weird Religious Ads in the New York Times

First in a definite series As dedicated readers of the New York Times will have noticed, all kinds of fringe religionistas run ads in the old Grey Lady on a regular basis. The hardlyworking staff has been remiss in failing … Continue reading

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Tales from the New York Times Subscription Desk

First in a possible series As the hardmoving staff recently noted, the Missus and I are decamping from our happy home of 28 years and trundling back to the lovely courtyard building whence we came. (Campaign Outsider Sidebar: Hey! America! … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Bad News for Oysters Edition)

From Wednesday’s New York Times Corrections: NEW YORK An article in some editions on Thursday about the approval of a $511 million loan to build a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge misstated the portion of the loan that could be … Continue reading

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Head-Scratching Ad o’ the Day (California Chrome Edition)

From our 25 Days Late, $50,000 Dollars Short desk Two years ago Skechers USA got caught shortchanging consumers with deceptive advertising. From a 2012 Federal Trade Commission press release: Skechers Will Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges That It … Continue reading

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Time Says Magazine Editors On Its Side

From our Late to the Party Line desk As the hardtracking staff noted last fall, Time, Inc. has decided to trade journalism’s traditional Chinese Wall between advertising and editorial for the Berlin Wall – that is, a thing of the … Continue reading

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