Monthly Archives: August 2009

Change We Can . . . Afford

New school year, new wardrobe. Advertisements

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Ad o’ the Day®

Interesting to see who ran memorial ads for Ted Kennedy. The Boston Globe house ad last week and Sunday’s Massachusetts Hospital Association ad (“One man can make all the difference”) make sense, but what about last week’s Lockheed Martin ad … Continue reading

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Not to Get Technical About It . . .

The Sunday Boston Globe piece summarizing summer movies featured this subhed: Even in the silly season you can learn a lot from what clicked, what stiffed, and what surprised I thought the expression was “get /got stiffed.” Paging Jan Freeman, paging … Continue reading

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Second Shot

From Sunday’s Boston Globe: Richard J. Egan, the billionaire entrepreneur who cofounded data storage provider EMC Corp. and served as US ambassador to Ireland, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday, according to a law enforcement officer with knowledge of … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day™

Peggy Noonan’s latest Wall  Street Journal column (headline: “The Reagans and the Kennedys”) recalls Ronald Reagan’s speech at a 1985 fundraiser for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, “which at the time was relatively new and the only presidential library … Continue reading

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It’s Good to Live in a Two-Newspaper Town

I’ve often characterized the Boston Herald as a lively index to the Boston Globe, but on Saturday the feisty local tabloid absolutely blowtorched (I think) what it likes to call “the boring broadsheet.” Globe headline: EMC cofounder Richard Egan dies … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day©

Cable network USA – especially its award-winning program “Monk” – is totally in bed with the hotel chain Sleep Inn. Exhibit A: Mr. Monk and the UFO. To paraphrase: I have seen the future of television, and it is product … Continue reading

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Penn Inc.

Political consultant and PR flack Mark Penn has long been campaign consigliere to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, most recently in Hillary’s disastrous 2008 Democratic presidential primary run, which was a flameout of historic proportions. And Penn’s penalty for concocting … Continue reading

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Boston Globe: No Comments?

The hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider thought we should check on yesterday’s Official Campaign Outsider Prediction™ that the Boston Globe was gonna get a lotta mail off its editorial with the lede, “Ted Kennedy was not a great man.” So … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day (pat. pending)

As part of its effort to make a buck wherever it can, the Boston Globe ran a house ad on Thursday with the headline, “Moms who rock are moms who bowl.” The ad promotes a new bowling league, organized by … Continue reading

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