Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

Bill Belichick Had Dinner Saturday Night with #MarALardass

Forget the upcoming rumpus over who among the New England Patriots will attend a White House celebration of their latest Super Bowl Championship. Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain Bill Belichick, as Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay memorably dubbed him, has … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Tom Kiefer: El Sueño Americano’ at Fuller Craft

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Fuller Craft Museum Saturday to catch Tom Kiefer: El Sueño Americano – The American Dream (through July 28) and say, it was . . . heartbreaking. This powerful body of work features the … Continue reading

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Latest Penance for U.S. Tobacco Companies: Cig Pack Attacks

As the hardworking staff previously noted, U.S. tobacco companies have been engaged in a federally mandated campaign of self-flagellation for the past year. [I]n 2006 Federal District Court Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the tobacco companies had deceived the American … Continue reading

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Boston News Media’s Althea Garrison Transgender Copout

Yesterday’s Boston Globe Page One piece said it best. Michael Levinson’s report also addressed the indefatigable elephant in the room. Before serving as a state representative from 1993 to 1995, she was outed as transgender when the Boston Herald got … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘TransAtlantic’ at Boston Sculptors Gallery

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown this past Friday to cruise the South End art galleries and say, a lot of what we saw was swell. We started at Ars Libri, where the Robert Klein Gallery has mounted a … Continue reading

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Doug Mills Wins the New York Times ‘Year in Pictures’ Bakeoff

One of the cherished holiday traditions here at the Global Worldwide Headquarters is the Counting of the Photographers in the New York Times Year in Pictures, tallying up which shutterbugs made it and how many of their photos are featured. … Continue reading

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Ave Atque Vale, The (Late, Lamented) Weekly Standard

The hardworking staff has long been a fan (we were a charter subscriber in the mid-90s) – and also a critic – of The Weekly Standard, which officially folded on Friday. For over two decades we’ve found the magazine’s political … Continue reading

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WSJ Beats Boston Dailies on Bulger Wrongful Death Suit

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this Zusha Elinson piece about the latest verse in The Ballad of Whitey Bulger. Bulger Was Wary Of Prison Transfer Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger seemed to have good news when he called his attorney … Continue reading

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Google Cloud Reigns in New York Times Edvertising Mashup

It started out routinely enough with this New York Times Past Tense California special section last month.     It’s a fascinating pictorial journey through the Times California archives, but then comes the money (screen)shot on page 2.   Okay, … Continue reading

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New York Times ‘The Truth’ Campaign Safeguards . . . Cooking?

For the past two years the hardworking staff has diligently chronicled the newspaper industry’s Pep Squad for Truth – those preaching-to-the-choir ad campaigns aimed at convincing the American public that real news matters. Chief among the pom-pom crowd has been … Continue reading

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