Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Kristol Clear: Weekly Standard Has Sold Off Editorial Integrity

During the past six months the hardworking staff has chronicled the pimping out of The Weekly Standard’s writers to Xanterra Parks and Resorts (“the largest National Parks concessionaire”) in a series of feature stories on national parks that erased the line … Continue reading

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New York Times Goes Native with Russian Nesting Ads

From our State of the Cuisinart Marketing desk As the hardtracking staff noted last year, the New York Times has taken to running print ads promoting the native advertising its T Brand Studio creates for marketers. Representative sample:     … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Again Hitched to Death Penalty Opportunist

Yesterday’s New York Times featured this front-page piece about Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine. On Death Penalty Cases, Tim Kaine Revealed Inner Conflict Kevin Green’s lawyers were pleading with the governor for mercy. It was spring 2008, and Mr. … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (DumpTrumper Josh Tetrick Edition)

Latest in an endless series from our All Those Dollars and No Sense desk When last we visited these precincts, a guy named Tom Blair ran a full-page four-color ad in the Times looking for the next Benjamin Franklin to run … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging a Tour of Boston’s Public Garden

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown the other day to take a tour of the Public Garden and say, it was swell. (The tours are conducted by members of the Friends of the Public Garden, who lead them every … Continue reading

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This Ad for Internet Domain Extensions Totally .Sucks

Who knew? From the June 27 edition of Advertising Age:   Right-hand page: Nowhere does it say who paid for this two-page spread, but presumably it’s Vox Populi, the outfit that manages the registry and charges $2500 a year for each domain. According … Continue reading

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Excellent! Boston Gets Wall Street Journal $eal of Approval!

Rejoice, Hubniks! New York media machers think we’ve finally come to our senses. (Or is that census?) Exhibit A: Amy Gamerman’s piece on yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Mansion front page. A BOOM IN BEANTOWN With poolside cocktails and rooftop mixers, developers aim to lure a younger … Continue reading

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Hey, People: It’s ‘Do Not Go GENTLE Into That Good Night’!

Everybody – especially the hardworking staff – has a breaking point on certain issues, and this one was ours. From Saturday’s Boston Globe front page: Managing the next moves in Sanders’ insurgency Vt. senator faces a daunting task in keeping the … Continue reading

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Gordie Howe Only Scored a ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ Twice

Hockey lost one of its Mt. Rushmore figures when Gordie Howe died this week at the age of 88. Howe, a longtime Detroit Red Wing and short time New England Whaler, had the never-to-be-duplicated distinction of playing professional hockey in five … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Ben Carson Headscratcher Edition)

Former presidential hopeful/book salesman Ben Carson has long been the gaffe that keeps on giving, and now we can add this beauty to the collection. From a Politico piece today with the headline “Carson says Trump knows judge attack was wrong”: … Continue reading

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