Tag Archives: The New Republic

That’s Just So Mean! (HRC/NYP Edition)

Today’s New York Post was clearly channeling the National Enquirer with this Page One political screamer. (Tip o’ the pixel to the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages.)     Even more hyperventilating than the front page was the piece itself, which was … Continue reading

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Wait – Barack Obama IS Like LBJ After All!

As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the hot parlor game is to compare ‘n’ contrast Lyndon Baines Johnson’s style of presidenting with Barack Obama’s, largely to the latter’s detriment. As Obama journeyed to … Continue reading

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TNR Pronounces It Michelle ‘Kosi-like’

The current issue of The New Republic features an entirely sympathetic profile of Michelle (né Michael) Kosilek, who was convicted of killing then-his wife Cheryl in May of 1990. For the past 20 years, Kosilek has been incarcerated at the … Continue reading

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Russel Pergament’s Jewish News Service Is Totally Old Testament

Several days ago the hardreading staff posted an item about the Jewish News Service running this ad in the Boston Herald but not the Boston Globe. We also said we’d try to contact JNS founder (and inveterate publishing bunny) Russel Pergament to ask, among other … Continue reading

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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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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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Aaron Sorkin + Leon Wieseltier = Get Me Outta Here!

From our Worst Nightmare desk The hardworking staff just received this email from The New Republic: That’s some pairing, yeah? You’ve got Sorkin, whose The Newsroom is the show about journalism that journalists love to hate, teamed up with Wieseltier, … Continue reading

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TNR = Truly No Revenue

When Chris Hughes, the Richie Rich of opinion journalism, bought The New Republic last year, he said he would sink real money into the print edition. He wasn’t kidding, as the most recent edition reveals. The 64-page magazine features exactly … Continue reading

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A (Jason) Gay Ole Time! (Lance/Oprah Edition)

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay has thankfully weighed in on the upcoming Lance Armstrong/Oprah Winfrey cable TV summit: What Lance Wants From Oprah I would like to go on Oprah. So would you. Don’t lie. Oprah is Oprah. Come on. … Continue reading

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