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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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Newspapers Fight Fake News Rap with Pep Squad for Truth

As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted the other day, newspapers are falling all over themselves trying to convince the American public that the press actually matters in a very real way. It started with the Washington Post pasting … 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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On January 1st, NBC Boston Will Be Everywhere – and Nowhere

Remember back in the ’80s when cable networks fragmented the television audience? That ain’t got nothin’ on what NBC Boston is about to do. Just look at this ad from yesterday’s Boston Globe.     The back story, via the Boston … Continue reading

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Did Bill Belichick Really Cash a Belicheck for Donald Trump?

It’s 12:47 on Election Day at the Global Worldwide Headquarters and this just came over the transom, via Mike Florio of NBC Sports. At New Hampshire rally, Trump reads letter supposedly from Belichick The coach who typically says as little as … Continue reading

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Enough with the GOP ‘Sophie’s Choice’ Nonsense

Seriously? Plug “GOP Sophie’s Choice” into the Googletron and you get this. Representative sample from the Boston Herald: Latest Donald Trump win creates a GOP ‘Sophie’s Choice’ Donald Trump’s stirring primary victories in South Carolina and New Hampshire are a … Continue reading

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New York Times Puff Piece Is Less Than Fenway Frank

The Grey Lady gives a big wet kiss today to local developer Steve Samuels, who’s responsible for most of the recent building boom in the Fenway area. From the Times Business section’s Square Feet column: Fenway Park’s Neighborhood Changes, but Keeps Its … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Hanker Down’ Edition)

From our neverending Language Police blotter As always, the hardworking staff is on the differently clichéd beat like Brown on Williamson. And the past several months have provided a myriad of mangled phrases. Call the roll: • Back in November, David Mark, co-author … Continue reading

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Tom Mashberg Is Still Trying to Catch a Thief

From our Late to the Search Party desk Former Boston Herald reporter Tom Mashberg has chased the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art snatch from March of 1990 to, well, three days ago. From Sunday’s New York Times Arts section: Still Missing After … Continue reading

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Tales from the New York Times Subscription Desk

First in a possible series As the hardmoving staff recently noted, the Missus and I are decamping from our happy home of 28 years and trundling back to the lovely courtyard building whence we came. (Campaign Outsider Sidebar: Hey! America! … Continue reading

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