Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Essential Difference Between The Boston Globe And The Boston Herald

Both Sunday dailies have reports on the Boston taxicab industry, and the difference between them tells you all you need to know about the two news organizations. Boston Globe:    Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a … Continue reading

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Boston Herald: NOT Your Zumba Hooker Headquarters

From our Bitter Disappointment desk For months the Boston Herald has been the hardreading staff’s Zumba Hooker Headquarters. But no more. When Alexis Wright, the pride of Maine’s hooker community, pled guilty to 20 counts of prostitution and etc. on Friday, … Continue reading

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WSJ Beats NYT On CDC Antismoking Ads

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially abandoned its effort to require tobacco companies to print graphic Australian-style warnings on cigarette packs. But that doesn’t mean the federal government has ended its sporadic antismoking effort. From Friday’s Wall Street Journal: Graphic New Antismoking Ads … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Miss Da Mayah Edition)

It’s  Week Two of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight, and the hardworking staff is pleased once again to bring you the details. Start with the Underdog, the Boston Herald’s online Press Party. As always, our feisty local tabloid treats its … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Virgin Records Tattoo Edition)

From Friday’s New York Times: An article on Monday about Sophia Amoruso, founder of the online fashion retailer Nasty Gal, using information from a publicist, misstated her age when she got a tattoo of the Virgin Records logo. She was 18, not … Continue reading

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Google’s Newest Search Results: Sponsored Content

From our State-of-the-Cuisinart Marketing desk The Googletron will not be pwned! From Search Engine Land: As News Publications Experiment With Sponsored Content, Google Says Keep It Out Of Google News News publications having “sponsored content “deals are on the rise, and Google’s apparently … Continue reading

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You CAN Judge A Daily By Its Cover

From our Compare ‘n’ Contrast desk The front pages of today’s local dailies are perfect representations of where they stand in relation to one another – and their readers. Boston Globe:     Boston Herald:     That tells you … Continue reading

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Paul Grogan Has To Be Pissed At The Boston Herald

Our feisty local tabloid plays Great Mentioner today in handicapping the potential field for next Boston mayor. City power players: Our top picks The race for mayor 2013 — the first without an incumbent in three decades — likely will … Continue reading

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Why New York Is The Big Town

Ten years ago New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg snuffed out cigarette smoking in the city’s restaurants, bars, and workplaces, an achievement his NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City celebrated in this full-page New York Times ad yesterday: Ten years? Feh. … Continue reading

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Supreme Difference Between The Local Dailies

As you would expect, both Boston dailies today report on yesterday’s Supreme Court DOMA hoedown. Boston Herald: A boost for gay marriage: Justices question US law WASHINGTON — Concluding two days of intense debate, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it … Continue reading

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