Tag Archives: Daily Beast

Boston Ad (Wo)Men Recreate “Mad Men” Era

From our Everything “Mad Men” Is New Again desk The New York Times reports that the fifth season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men is the real March Madness. After ‘Mad Men’ Drought, Hoping to Slake a Thirst The fifth season … Continue reading

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Sancta Santorum

GOP presidential bottle rocket Rick Santorum (R-Mommy Jeans) has recently latched onto a tactic first used by Sarah Palin in 2008: Barack Obama is not “one of us” and doesn’t love America. (Actually, she’s still at it.) Back then, Palin … Continue reading

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Andrew Sullivan Says Mitt Romney Could Be Toast

Blogger extraordinaire Andrew Sullivan believes the Bainific attacks on Mitt Romney might be fatal. From the Daily Beast Cheat Sheet: Exhibit A: This New York Post piece that details Romney’s robber-baron  past in excruciating detail. Hard to believe Romney won’t … Continue reading

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Sharpton Says Matthews, Maddow Not Journalists

He’s barely had the job for 24 hours, and already new MSNBC squawk show host Al Sharpton is putting his foot perilously close to his mouth. In the Daily Beast (via Romenesko) Sharpton counters the criticism that he’s just some … Continue reading

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NYT Flirts With Outing Marcus Bachmann

The rumors about anti-gay Michele Bachmann’s probably-gay husband Marcus just keep getting stronger. From The Daily Beast: Bachmann Rumor Grows Louder If you aren’t yet familiar with the growing whispers about Michele Bachmann’s campaign—the uncorroborated speculation that the candidate’s profoundly … Continue reading

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Headline o’ the Week (Earless Bunny Edition)

From AOL.com (via The Daily Beast): Japan’s Earless Rabbit Sparks Worries About Radiation, Mutation Lede: It’s no Godzilla, but an earless rabbit allegedly born near Japan’s severely-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has become the latest poster child for the side-effects … Continue reading

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His NYT Magazine Column Will Be The Death Of Bill Keller

Consensus among the hardworking staff: New York Times executive editor Bill Keller, who’s apparently suffering from Mort Zuckerman Syndrome (pat. pending), should not be writing for his own paper. Or any other, for that matter. The new, attitudinal Keller emerged in … Continue reading

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When A Society Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . it’s just plain sad. But that, apparently, is what’s happening in America these days. From our Mangled Phrases desk: In Saturday’s Boston Herald, Hillary Chabot reported that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is “under new fire from … Continue reading

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The Year In Review In Review

Haven’t had your fill of year-end reviews? Maybe these will strike your fancy. 1) From the New York Times style-chasing Thursday Styles: The 110 Things New Yorkers Talked About in 2010 Representative sample: 1.Bedbugs. 2.Pee-wee Herman’s comeback. 3.Larry King’sfarewell. 4. … Continue reading

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We’re Number Wonderful!

The Daily Beast (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet) has released its second-annual list of the nation’s smartest and dumbest cities. From the AlterNet piece: What makes a city “smart” or “dumb,” per this list? The education level of the city’s citizens, … Continue reading

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