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Purdue Pharma’s Opioid Ads Keep Trying To Dull America’s Pain

As the hardtsking staff has previously noted, the fabulously wealthy Sackler family, which unleashed OxyContin on an unsuspecting American public, played a key role in the country’s current opioid crisis. Adding insult to devastating injury, the family’s corporate arm, Purdue … Continue reading

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NYT Ad for Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix Show Says: ‘Think Smile’

Jerry Seinfeld’s wildly popular Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has just dropped its new season on the Streaming Service That Ate Television, which ran this ad in yesterday’s New York Times.     That is, of course, a takeoff … Continue reading

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WSJ Gives Page One Shoutout to Boston’s ‘Discount Diplomat’

The hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed, home of those quirky features that have adorned the paper’s front page since 1943. This weekend’s Journal brings us Andrew Beaton’s international story with a decidedly local flavor. … Continue reading

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The Nude York Times (The Met Breuer ‘Like Life’ Edition)

As the hard blushing staff has noted several times, it’s no longer unusual for the Grey Lady to drop the veil and display some rather revealing images. The latest example comes from this full-page ad for The Met Breuer’s exhibit Like … Continue reading

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Times of London Whacks Irish Times for Kevin Cullen Coddling

As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, the Irish Times has been derelict in its due diligence about Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s reporting for that paper about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. And now the Times of London is … Continue reading

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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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