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PBS NewsHour Needs A Subscription To The New Republic

Last night’s PBS NewsHour featured an interview with former Pres. Bill Clinton about, among other things (like the Missus running for president), the Clinton Global Initiative. From the newscast’s transcript: JUDY WOODRUFF: So the Clinton Global Initiative, this is your ninth … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Different Strokes Edition)

This week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight finds our local hall monitors addressing very different topics. Boston Herald Press Party rundown. WGBH’s Beat the Press had a different agenda: the Whitey Bulger trial coverage, a WCVB/Nstar partnership, modernizing PBS’s NewsHour, and … Continue reading

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Data-Mining Kids: Internet Players Are Agile, Mobile, And Hostile

That’s what legendary Texas Longhorns coach Darrell Royal said he wanted hisplayers to be – except he pronounced it a-gile, mo-bile, and hos-tile. But that’s what the Federal Trade Commission does not want current kids’ app developers to be in tracking them on tablets and … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Idioms . . .

. . . it looks sort of idiotic. The hardworking staff can’t help but notice that what once were familiar American phrases have become, well, unfamiliar. Some recent examples: • Democratic strategist on CNN describing Mitt Romney’s Latino problem thanks … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Streetniks Settle In

Leading indicators that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t going away anytime soon. • This PBS Newshour’s piece on Thursday night:   • This piece from The Art Newspaper: Occupy Wall Street group looks to open arts space NEW YORK. A … Continue reading

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The GOP’s “Non-Negotiable Terrorist Demand”

On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, liberal chinstroker Mark Shields accused Congressional Republicans of issuing a “non-negotiable terrorist demand” in the debt-ceiling rumpus on Capitol Hill – namely, the requirement for passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution before the … Continue reading

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Public/Private Sector Compensation Bakeoff (PBS NewsHour Edition)

More grist for the salary mill, via Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour (video embedded): Protests in Wisconsin, Elsewhere Stir Debate on Public vs. Private Pay, Benefits And we take up the contentious question of public- versus private-sector pay with Harley Shaiken of … Continue reading

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