Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Have a Very Belichick Halloween

From our Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper desk Yesterday’s edition of the Journal included this Geoff Foster piece. Scary Sports Costumes Trick or Treat: Turning This Year’s Low Moments Into Halloween Highlights Any kid can dress … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Nelson Rockefeller/Thomas Aquinas Edition)

In his generally admiring Wall Street Journal review of Richard Norton Smith’s greatly admiring biography of Nelson Rockefeller, On His Own Terms, Robert K. Landers noted this in reference to Rockefeller’s “hidden trait [of] dyslexia”: His difficulty reading persuaded him … Continue reading

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Google Thinks You’re a Foogle

At Google’s inception, founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page eschewed advertising, concerned that people would think financial interests might skew the search engine’s results. Now? Fuhggedaboudit. Via the Wall Street Journal (print edition headline): Deceptive Web Ads Draw Flak, Little … Continue reading

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Patriots Crystal Ball Edition)

The always readable Wall Street Journal sports columnist (and Massachusetts native) Jason Gay had this piece in yesterday’s edition. What Does New England Have Left? Over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox and their fans bid adieu to non-football-playing sports … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Tim Horton Edition)

The media coverage of  the Burger King/Tim Hortons merger rumpus has generally been devoid of one thing: Who the hell is Tim Horton? Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal helpfully provided the answer, compliments of Gerald Eskenazi. The Real Tim Horton Amid the … Continue reading

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Jason Gay’s Sweet Farewell to His Dad

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay is one of the funniest newspaper columnists around.  (See here for further details.) But his piece in Friday’s Journal was more poignant than piquant, since it was a valediction for his father, Ward Gay. From … Continue reading

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Nike Pimps Out Air(time) Jordan at U.S. Open

Product placement is no longer just a function of plunking down a Starbucks mug on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe or handing Seinfeld’s Kramer some Junior Mints. That’s so 1.0, yo. Welcome to Product Placement Umpteen.0, yo. From yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Robert Capa War Correspondent Edition)

From the Weekend Wall Street Journal’s Review section: “For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.” – Robert Capa Sadly, Lana Turner is dead. H.D.S. Greenway, on the other hand, is very … Continue reading

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What Do You Want the First Line of Your Obituary to Be?

The hardworking staff found itself reading a variety of obituaries of former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords yesterday, all of which featured similar ledes. Washington Post: James M. Jeffords, the maverick Vermont politician who in 2001 gave Democrats a short-lived majority … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Seriously, Is Tom Steyer Crazy?

[Aditor’s note: As you might – or more likely might not – have noticed, Dr. Ads has been (in)conspicuous by his absence over the past several months. We’d rather not get into the details; let’s just say he’s been under … Continue reading

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