Tag Archives: Wikipedia

Totally Opaque Ad o’ the Day (Alvaro Noboa Edition II)

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk As the hardworking staff recently noted, some guy named Alvaro Noboa is involved in some kind of legal rumpus that has led him to run some lawyered-up ads in the New York Times. His … Continue reading

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Is Wikipedia Turning Into A PR Playground?

From last weekend’s Wall Street Journal: Wikipedia has a numbers problem: Its use is growing, but fewer editors are opting to edit the sprawling online encyclopedia. And it isn’t clear how many more editors are needed to sustain the critical … Continue reading

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F.B.I.=Federal Bureau of Idiots

Sometimes you just gotta reprint – er, report (Fair Use-wise) – a newspaper piece in full. From Tuesday’s New York Times: F.B.I., Challenging Use of Seal, Gets Back a Primer on the Law The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken on … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Clay®

Welcome to the truly weird Cats Against Clay campaign: Here’s a press release explaining at least part of it: Cat owners across the U.S. are receiving a clear message from their resident felines:  No more clay litter!  The demand is the … Continue reading

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Copyrights and Wrongs

A couple of cracking good (as the Brits say) copyright dustups are in the news lately. First, there’s this: “John McCain Apologizes To Jackson Browne, Settles Dispute Over ‘Running On Empty.’” Browne sued McCain, the Republican National Committee, and the … Continue reading

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Is the Times Guilty of Wiki-pediment?

The soon-to-be-a-major-motion-picture saga of New York Times reporter David Rohde – who was kidnapped, along with his translator,  by the Taliban last November and  escaped, along with his translator, last Saturday – has raised some Big J journalism questions about the … Continue reading

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