Tag Archives: Associated Press

AP Says Yes, Economist Says No to Stealth Marketing

Two major news organizations have come to a split decision about whether to run ads in sheep’s clothing. From Brendan James’s piece in the International Business Times: Associated Press Rolls Out Native Advertising Network The Associated Press might look like … Continue reading

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Stones Snub Hub in Upcoming Tour

Hey, Boston: The Rolling Stones got no expectation . . . to pass . . . through here . . . again. From the Associated Press (tip o’ the pixel to Politico Playbook): Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour LOS … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch (Again)!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze-Out is getting a bit tiresome, yeah? First, some statistics (via the San Jose Mercury News): 24 of 25 Players on the [San Francisco] Giants’ Division Series and NLCS rosters who appeared in a game in those … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper (State Gun Laws Edition)

Wednesday’s New York Times called the roll of State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown.   Nutshell version: Twenty-nine laws loosened concealed carry laws; none tightened them. Twenty-three laws tightened background checks and mental health reporting; three loosened … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The Starbucks Shutdown Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was enjoying a latte at the Coolidge Corner Starbucks and reading the New York Times yesterday when I came across this ad: … Continue reading

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Seamus On The Boston Herald! STILL No Heaney Obit

Today marks the third edition of the Boston Herald to ignore the death of the great Seamus Heaney. It’s not like anyone at the dicey local tabloid would have to actually read some of Heaney’s poetry. They could just run a wire … Continue reading

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Herald Goes Double ‘Dutch’

The Boston Herald devotes two pages today to remembrances of the great Elmore Leonard, who died yesterday at age 87. Start with the Associated Press obituary, which begins “He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the … Continue reading

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