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Monthly Archives: August 2012
As if Boston weren’t in enough baseball turmoil, now it turns out that the Red Sox are the Evil Empire. Or so says the New Yorker: THE RED SOX ARE THE U.S.S.R. One of the greatest rivalries in professional sports … Continue reading
Mirabile dictu! The Globe and the Herald in lockstep! See IGTLTDT for details.
New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane published his swan column yesterday, and the Old Grey Lady can’t be happy about it. Brisbane was a disappointing ombud – not as sharp as Clark Hoyt, not nearly as lyrical as … Continue reading
On Friday the Boston Globe admitted that an August 17th editorial had ripped off major portions from Todd Domke’s WBUR.org column. No word yet from the Globe about repercussions, and – uncharacteristically – no word at all from the Boston … Continue reading
Check out Sneak Adtack’s weekly roundup for the latest in stealth marketing/branded content from Macy’s and Nine West.
Peggy Noonan, the Annie Hall of the chin-strokerati (see: any of her Meet the Press appearances), has outdone herself – or is that, undone herself? – in this week’s Wall Street Journal column, headlined “America Meets Mr. Romney.” In it, … Continue reading
The local dailies go to town on the Red Sox blockbuster trade. IGTLTDT sorts out which did a better job.
From yesterday’s New York Times: INTERNATIONAL An article on Thursday about the publication Tuesday on the Hollywood Web site TMZ of naked photographs of Britain’s Prince Harry in a Las Vegas hotel suite referred incorrectly to a front-page picture published by The … Continue reading
From our The Road to Hellish Art Is Paved with Good Intentions desk The Germans have a term – schlimmbesserung – which means “to make worse by supposedly improving.” Exhibit Umpteen, via yesterday’s New York Times: Despite Good Intentions, A … Continue reading
More delusions of grandeur from Scott Brown. Details at IGTLTDT.