Monthly Archives: February 2014

‘Dr. Evil’ Strikes Again

Washington lobbyist Rick Berman – a.k.a. Dr. Evil – is up to his usual tricks with a full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times.     Campaign Outsider Potemkin Front Group Index™: 2  Two wit: Minimumwage.com, and The Employment Policies Institute. … Continue reading

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NYT Website Is Propaganda!

New York Times homepage, Thursday morning one o’clock:     Truth is, it’s not really the Russians (The Americans Division) who’ve overrun the Times website. It’s the Hessians (Advertising Battalion).  

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Ask Dr. Ads: What the-? National Enquirer Runs Full-Page Ad in New York Times!

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, There I was, minding my own business and reading Wednesday’s New York Times, when I came across this.     So, wait a … Continue reading

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Fifty Years After: That Cassius Clay/Sonny Listless Fight

Swell piece in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal recapping the classic 1964 heavyweight bout between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston. Clay-Liston: The Fight That Made Muhammad Ali A Half Century Ago, a Brash Youngster Named Cassius Clay Beat Sonny Liston and Started … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging the Massachusetts Gubernatorial Non-Debate at JFK Jr. Forum

So the hardworking staff hied us to the International House of Politics last night to catch A Special Event with Democratic Candidates for Massachusetts Governor, which was definitely not a debate featuring Joseph Avellone, Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley, Steven Grossman, and Juliette Kayyem. (Daniel Ki was … Continue reading

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Northeastern Goes National with Full-Page Ads

Northeastern University – the Little College That Could . . . Jack Up Its Cost to $55,000 per annum – has gone full-page boogie in a new advertising campaign. From Monday’s Boston Globe:     The same ad ran in Monday’s New … Continue reading

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Our New! Exclusive! NYT First-World-Problem Chronicles™ (Naples Dog Poop Edition)

The New York Times is a past master at reporting FWPs (First-World-Problems). Exhibit Umpteen from Sunday’s edition: A Forensic Approach to a Sidewalk Nuisance Naples, Using DNA Left at the Scene, Cracks Down on Dog Waste  NAPLES, Italy — Problems? … Continue reading

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There’s Crying/No Crying in the Corporate Workplace!

As the hardwalking staff headed home last night, we heard this report by Ashley Milne-Tyte on APM’s Marketplace. Is it getting easier to show emotions at work? We all spend a lot of time at work. Sometimes stuff happens that drives … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Martha Coakley Edition)

Page Six of Thursday’s Boston Herald:     C’mon, Heraldniks: We know you don’t like Mirtha, but really – was it necessary to roll out the PoreCam this early? Why not keep your powder dry for a while? (Meanwhile, memo … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: If Barbie Is So #Unapologetic, What’s with the NYT AD?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I’m a big fan of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (hey – I read it for the articles), so imagine my surprise when Barbie® … Continue reading

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