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

From our never-ending All Those Dollars and No Sense series Elon Musk, celebrated electric carhop and fledgling space cadet, generally gets positive press – except for yesterday, when this full-page ad appeared in four daily newspapers.   Close-up for the … Continue reading

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Hell-no, Dolly! NYT, WSJ Critics Make Very Different Bettes

It’s always fun when the bull goose theater critics in The Big Town provide the Broadway version of Bizarro World over some megabucks production. Case in point: The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reviews of Bette Midler as the … Continue reading

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Memo to T.S. Eliot: In Boston, April Is the Coolest Month

We all remember The Waste Land, right? APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Except right now, as the hardchilling staff sits on our porch, we desire a … Continue reading

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New York Times: All the Nudes That’s Fit to Print

As the hardblushing staff has noted on previous occasions (see here and here), the Grey Lady has been opening the kimono more and more of late, from an ulp-skirt Louis Vuitton ad several years ago to this eye-popping Christie’s ad last fall. … Continue reading

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Liz’s New Book Warren(ts) Full-Page New York Times Ad

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Nevertheless) has a new book out – This Fight Is Our Fight – and a spiffy marketing campaign to go along with it. Exhibit A (5): This full-page ad in today’s New York Times.   But that’s … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (To Know Trump Edition)

We are reminded every day that Pres. Donald Trump (R-Donald Trump) is, for all practical purposes, pre-verbal. See the transcript from his recent Time interview for the gory details. But every once in a while we get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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WSJ Plays the Stooge for Anti-Union Gunsel Rick Berman

As the hardtsking staff has diligently noted lo these many years, Rick Berman is a hired gun American corporations use to fight labor unions, public-health advocates, and consumer, safety, animal welfare, and environmental groups, according to Citizens for Responsibility and … Continue reading

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More Pom Poms From News Media Pep Squad for Truth

As the hardworking staff has diligently noted, all kinds of news organizations are busily marketing their truthfulness and reliability to a skeptical public. Call the roll: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and some outfit called … Continue reading

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NYT Photog Sergey Ponomarev’s Page One Pic Is . . . Art

The hardlooking staff has long admired the photographic skill of New York Times shutterbug Sergey Ponomarev, who dominated the paper’s 2013 Year in Pictures review. Yesterday, though, Ponomarev outdid himself with this front-page photo.     Close up:     Man, that is … Continue reading

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New York Times Publishes Chinese Government Propaganda

In the run-up to yesterday’s Donald Trump-Xi Jinping hoedown at Mar-a-Lago, the New York Times ran this full-page piece of aditprop from Chinese government mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency.     (To be fair graf goes here) To be fair, just … Continue reading

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