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Ad Nauseum: Why the New Republic Is – No Surprise – for Sale

As the hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions, Chris Hughes, boy publisher of The Nude – sorry, New – Republic, hasn’t seen an inside-page ad in maybe 18 months. from all appearances, the Richie Rich of opinion journalism was floating … Continue reading

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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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PBS NewsHour Needs A Subscription To The New Republic

Last night’s PBS NewsHour featured an interview with former Pres. Bill Clinton about, among other things (like the Missus running for president), the Clinton Global Initiative. From the newscast’s transcript: JUDY WOODRUFF: So the Clinton Global Initiative, this is your ninth … Continue reading

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The New Republic Disses Scott Brown, Dishes Boston Globe

Excellent grist for the Massachusetts mill in the latest issue of The New Republic. First up: According to TNR, incumbent Sen. Scott Brown has already lost to challenger Elizabeth Warren. Dead tree version (web version here): Brown and Out Why … Continue reading

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The New Republic Gets McLuhan Wrong

From John McWhorter’s piece in the February 3rd edition of The New Republic: Fighting Words IN THE WAKE OF the tragedy in Tucson, numerous commentators have called for increased policing of inflammatory language. Not literal policing, of course; what these commentators … Continue reading

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Fear And Self-Loathing At The New Republic

Jonathan Chiat, a senior editor at The New Republic, has written a journo-dyspeptic piece headlined, “The Case Against Awards: Why the wrong person always wins.” One of Chiat’s awards-bashing examples hits close to home: In my field, we have something called the … Continue reading

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The New New Republic Gets Something – Finally! – Right

As up to several people know, the hardworking staff has been on The New Republic like Brown on Williamson since boy publisher Chris Hughes bought the vulnerable opinion journal several years ago. And the worst part is, the lamer the magazine has become, … Continue reading

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The New ‘New Republic’ Has No Advertising

In the wake of the revolution/evolution at The New Republic last year, the hardworking staff has noted the Potemkin quality of the magazine, which is to say no advertising. But in its current issue, the new New Republic has hit rock bottom. It … Continue reading

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The New New Republic Is A Potemkin Magazine

The much-ballyhooed New Republic relaunch turns out to be a bit of a dud, at least in terms of the print edition. It started out fat, slick, and full of ads, but now it’s just fat and slick. Current issue (or … Continue reading

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