Tag Archives: New York

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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Quote o’ the Day (Jimmy Tingle Edition)

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration for local comedian Jimmy Tingle, but we really must take issue with his statement in yesterday’s Boston Globe piece by Eric Moskowitz about whether the Hub of the Universe has an … Continue reading

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Editorial Cartoonists Think Alike About Eric Garner Decision

In the wake of the New York grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner, the hardworking staff noted similar treatment by two editorial cartoonists. Dan Wasserman, Boston Globe:     Bill Bramhall, New … Continue reading

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Big Town v. Bean Town (Guggenheim Fellowship Edition)

Every year the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships “to assist research and artistic creation.” And, as is its wont, the Foundation ran a full-page ad in the New York Times to announce its 2014 recipients.       Massachusetts artists, scholars, … Continue reading

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Tanks For The Memories (Dukakis ’88 Part Two)

As we noted yesterday, the hardsearching staff has been trying to locate adman Ed McCabe’s legendary New York magazine takedown of the 1988 Michael Dukakis presidential ad campaign. And we finally did (via Google Books here. Click on Preview this magazine; piece … Continue reading

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Hey, Politico: Tanks For The Dukakis ’88 Memories

From our Late to the Losing Party desk Politico took a trip down Memory Lane the other day in this Josh King confessional piece from the new Politico Magazine. Dukakis and the Tank The inside story of the worst campaign photo … Continue reading

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WGBH Herald Hostage, Day 2

The Kochheads are here! Defenders of conservative billionaire David Koch are going after the liberal activists going after Koch for giving a reported $18.6 to local public broadcaster WGBH over the past three decades. From [Saturday’s] Boston Herald: Koch foes blasted … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable’s CBS Retransmission Rumpus

From our Been There Done That desk Time Warner Cable is embroiled in yet another retransnsmission battle, this time with CBS in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and elsewhere. From USA Today: Time Warner Cable drops CBS in New York, … Continue reading

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Globe Ignores Dan Conley’s ‘Don’t Buy Boston’ Ad Production

Now that the Bay State’s umpteenth U.S. Senate special election is done, the Boston news media can turn their attention to the first real mayoral race we’ve had here in Mayberry since 1993. From Tuesday’s Boston Globe: Conley set to launch … Continue reading

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