Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

NYT = Now You Travel (Instead of Reading)

Interesting piece by Suzanne Vranica and Jack Marshall in the Wall Street Journal the other day about newspapers chasing alternative revenue sources in the face of knee-buckling advertising losses. Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Wave of Changes With global newspaper … Continue reading

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Conservative Magazine Says ‘Bill Belichick for President!’

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Weekly Standard has been a standard-bearing Dump Trump hardliner. But in the magazine’s October 17th issue, contributor Geoffrey Norman proposes an actual alternative. A Real Winner Come November, I’m writing in Bill Belichick Variations on the … Continue reading

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A Conversation Between Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln

DONALD TRUMP (at a rally in Anytown, USA): Believe me, we’re going to build a beautiful Republican Party after this election – and , believe me, the Democrats will pay for it – and it will be a tremendous new … Continue reading

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Positively 231st Street: Bob Dylan, the Bronx, and Me

In the summer of 1966, the Jack & Agnes Carrolls misguidedly moved from 89th and Third in Manhattan to Brookview Road in Windsor, CT – a town that lacked virtually everything, including sidewalks. I did not go with them. Hell, I … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Umpteenth Plus Two Yoko Ono Edition)

From our Late to the Peace Party edition Over the years, the hardworking staff has dutifully chronicled the must-by-now-be-a-million-dollars Yoko Ono has spent on full-page ads in the New York Times. (Umpteenth here, Umpteenth Plus One here.) Now comes yet … Continue reading

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Xavier University Hits #1 in Higher Education Rankings!

But first . . . The hardwatching staff knows it should join the rest of the chinstrokerati in commenting on last night’s presidential debate, so we’ll venture these few observations. 1. We really need a shower. 2. Anderson Cooper and … Continue reading

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Regal Cinemas Is Screening Clinton v. Trump II – Free For All!

So the hardworking staff opened up the old emailbag yesterday and here’s what poured out. That More Details link lists over 200 Regal Cinemas nationwide and says this: Regal Cinemas is excited to offer voters, debate teams, political science classes, or … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (WellsFargoGreed Edition)

The latest in our long-running series featuring people with all those dollars and no sense Apparently it wasn’t enough that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Woodshed) blowtorched Wells Fargo (in the person of CEO John Stumpf) for its fiscal unfitness last month. Now comes this … Continue reading

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Aramark’s the Spot: Humane League Targets BU Dining Service

So we received this email yesterday from an outfit called Agony at Aramark. (Full disclosure: The hardworking staff has moonlighted at Boston University for a number of years.) Dear Boston University, I represent The Humane League, a leading international animal … Continue reading

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More Ru$$ian Nesting Ads From the Grey Lady

In an understandable effort to boost ad revenues (and thereby sustain its newsgathering operation), the New York Times has increasingly blended native advertising (widely touted as the financial lifeline for media outlets) with ads in the Times print edition, as … Continue reading

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