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NYT Editing Slashback: ‘Richard Simmons Is President’ Edition

From our Get Me Rewrite! desk As New York Times public editor Liz Spayd noted last month, the paper’s “editing architecture”has traditionally employed multiple layers of editors, with most stories blue-penciled by three editors, “with up to six or more if … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Rabbit Fest’ at MSPCA’s Nevins Farm

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Methuen yesterday to catch Rabbit Fest at the MSPCA-Angell Nevins Farm and, say, it was swell. From their website: Thinking about adding a rabbit to your family – or just want to … Continue reading

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NYT (Sp)IndyCar Piece Totally Ignores Boston Strand Prix

As you splendid readers no doubt remember, the IndyCar Series has a memorable Boston track record, having crashed and burned last year in its attempt to hubcap the Hub. We’ll pass over in silence the many downshifts IndyCar driver John … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: Fenway Park Lefties Are Not All Right

While Red Sox Nation might be sold on newly acquired pitching ace Chris Sale, the Wall Street Journal’s Michael Salfino is decidedly not. Fenway: A Monster for Lefties The Boston Red Sox were desperate to add an ace this offseason … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘WOW: World of WearableArt’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to the Peabody Essex Museum yesterday to catch WOW® World of WearableArt™ and, say, it was . . . wow. From the website: For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual … Continue reading

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The Sad Demise of Trader Joe’s Little Chocolate Chip Cookies

The hardmunching staff has long been a patron of Trader Joe’s (Coolidge Corner chapter) and along the way we’ve noticed several syndromes. #1: The Trader Joe’s Trance Most people at Trader Joe’s move . . . like . . . … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Didn’t Honor Ryan Owens. He Used Him.

This is really hard to write, because in no way do we wish to minimize the death of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in Yemen on Jan. 29 in a raid President Donald Trump has said was highly successful. Except … Continue reading

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NYT Editing Slashback: ‘William Jennings Bryant’ Edition

From our Get Me Rewrite! desk As New York Times public editor Liz Spayd noted earlier this month, the paper’s “editing architecture”has traditionally employed multiple layers of editors, with most stories blue-penciled by three editors, “with up to six or … Continue reading

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Real News Goes Full-Page Boogie at Donald Trump

Ever since Donald Trump became the tweeter-in-chief, the New York Times has been his favorite chew toy. Exhibit Umpteen (from yesterday):     But the Grey Lady is punching back. From yesterday’s Times:   Interestingly, nytimes.com/truth takes you to the subscription department, … Continue reading

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Trump Coat Holders Howie Carr, Bill Belichick Ascend to NYT

From our Late to the Party of Two desk As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town have dutifully noted, Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr is not only a charter member of the local Donald Trump fanboy club, he’s also a … Continue reading

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