Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Irish Times Sentences Kevin Cullen to . . . One Correction

Back in April when the whole Kevin Cullen rumpus began, the headscratching staff wondered if the Irish Times would scrutinize its Cullen column that ran in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, a piece that featured unverified details different from … Continue reading

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Our Media Culpa to WSJ Columnist Jason Gay Re: Rafael Nadal

A week or so ago, the hardworking staff had some stern words for the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay over his latest cover story for WSJ. Magazine. The hardworking staff yields to no man in our respect and admiration for … Continue reading

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Pepsi Puts Its Commercial and a Movie Into the Same Can

Kyrie Irving is Pepsi’s choice of a new generation of ads. And New York Times culture reporter Sopan Deb has been on the Boston Celtics star like Brown on Williamson for weeks now. Start with this piece last month. ‘Uncle … Continue reading

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Some Serious Editorial Mishegas at the Wall Street Journal

WTF, WSJ? First, there’s Kali Hays’s piece in yesterday’s WWD (tip o’ the pixel to The Missus). WSJ Reorganization Continues as Editors Reapply for Positions The Wall Street Journal has been slowing moving forward with its restructuring. The Wall Street Journal is … Continue reading

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WSJ = Worst Sports Judgment Ever in WSJ. Magazine Cover

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our respect and admiration for Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay, but his cover story in today’s WSJ. Magazine is a flatout bad joke. First, there’s the cover itself. Reclaims his throne? … Continue reading

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Slate’s ‘Hang Up and Listen’ Totally Lacks 20-20 Heinz Sight

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration and respect for Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin, hosts of the excellent Hang Up and Listen podcast. But we feel compelled to take issue with last week’s edition in which … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner in Our NYT Money-Making Sweepstakes!

The air has been electric around the Global Worldwide Headquarters ever since we announced our latest Campaign Outsider Sweepstakes (pat. pending). It was occasioned by this ad in the New York Times touting the paper’s umpteenth foray into revenue-enhancing sidelines. … Continue reading

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New York Times Puts on the Blue – Sorry, Grey – Apron

As the hardworking staff has noted on multiple occasions, the New York Times has for the past several years been casting hither and yon for new sources of revenue. Call the roll: • The Times Journeys travel agency has offered … Continue reading

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Riffs Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Great ‘Colorado’ Bakeoff Edition)

As you splendid readers might remember, the hardriffing staff has long had a soft spot for The Flying Burrito Brothers. As we once noted, “Back in 1971, the hardsmoking staff glommed on to the Flying Burrito Brothers – one of … Continue reading

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What in the World Are the Ghost Trees of Brookline?

Well the Missus and I took a post-prandial promenade yesterday from Foolish Corner to St. Mary’s and we saw a whole bunch of these signs planted next to the trees on Beacon Street.     Go to that url and … Continue reading

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