Tag Archives: New York Times

Totally Opaque Ad o’ the Day (Alvaro Noboa Edition)

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk The hardworking staff has long had a soft spot for ads run by civilians in the New York Times. But this one takes the cake. From Friday’s Times, page A10:     Do you understand … Continue reading

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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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