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WBUR Dope Slaps WGBH

As the hardworking staff drove through Allston yesterday, we noticed this billboard over the Mass Pike (sorry, no picture – I was driving, yeah?). No Rant. No Slant. WBUR 90.9 FM Boston’s NPR News Station You know that’s not aimed … Continue reading

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Herald Press Party Heeds Hardworking Staff, Moves Back to Friday

For months now we’ve been urging the Boston Herald’s Press Party to shake off the Dreaded Thursday Curse by moving its Wayne’s World webcast back to Friday. This week, they did.     From Friday’s edition: Well . . . nothing, except this … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Stephen Colbert Edition)

The Thursday Curse struck again in the latest episode of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight between the local hall monitors. Start with the Boston Herald’s Press Party, which featured this lineup in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday: On this … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Boston’s Tragic Fire Edition)

The Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight proceeded apace last week, with the media hall monitors grading news coverage of Tuesday’s horrific Back Bay inferno that left two Boston firefighters dead and over a dozen injured. From the Boston Herald’s Press Party (starting at 1:05):   … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Boston Herald Liable for Libel Edition)

This week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight features a very special topic: The legal beatdown of the Boston Herald for libeling a local woman in its 2009 report that she engaged in “sexual acts” with a convicted murderer at Bridgewater’s Old … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Deval Patrick ‘Maybe’ Edition)

This week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight features very different versions of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s showing some leg to Politico last Sunday about a future presidential run. The Boston Herald’s Press Party called out “Deval’s doublespeak” in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Half-Baked Edition)

First it was the death of Nelson Mandela. Then Chris Christie’s marathon presser in the George Washington Bridge rumpus. Now it’s Chet Curtis, rest his soul. What do they have in common? All were missed by the Boston Herald’s Press … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (One Town, Two Different Places Edition)

The Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight this week provides another episode in our long-running One Town, Two Different Places mediadrama. Boston Herald’s underdog Press Party featured this: On Press Party this week we talk about why the media’s attention was so focused … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Thursday’s Curse Edition)

From our Another Day, Another Dolor desk Once again the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight is a total mismatch because the Boston Herald’s Press Party just can’t wait until Friday to deliver its weekly insights. Last month the Wayne’s World webcast … Continue reading

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Our Beat The Press Party Bakeoff (Nelson Mandela Edition)

In this week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight, it’s not, as often happens, that the local media hall monitors are operating in different universes. It’s that they’re operating on different days. Start as always with the Boston Herald’s Underdog Press Party. This … Continue reading

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