Tag Archives: Donald J. Trump

When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (Horse’s Mouth Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk From time to time the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases issued by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they just keep piling up. Here’s our latest collection, in reverse chronological order. (Boldface … Continue reading

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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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Nike Just Trumps It in Star-Studded ‘Equality’ Campaign

Unlike many other marketers, Nike has a long history of addressing social issues, often in its own interests, but sometimes for the right reasons. Now comes this four-page spread in Sunday’s New York Times sports section. First page:     Followed by this: … Continue reading

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Really? We’re Now Deconstructing Donald Trump’s Neckties?

The hardworking staff couldn’t help but notice that two major newspapers yesterday addressed the eccentric neckwear practices of the President of the United States. Exhibit A: Beth Teitell’s piece in the Boston Globe. Trump’s ties? Now that’s a long story. President’s … Continue reading

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Heads Up! NYT’s Jim Rutenberg Footnotes Today’s Column

Well this is new. New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg has a couple of term-paper-style footnotes in his piece today. Check out the middle and righthand columns.     And here are the footnotes themselves, at the end of … Continue reading

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One America, Two Different Worlds (Jonathan Chiat Edition)

First in what promises to be a long-running series It’s news to no one that liberals and conservatives in this great land of ours live in parallel universes. But with the ascension of Hair Apparent Donald J. Trump to the nation’s highest … Continue reading

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Mike Allen Shameless Trump Suck-Up Watch (Parts 1-3)

Mike Allen, the man the White House used to wake up to, has moved his home address from Politico to the delusional startup Axios, where he currently curries favor with D.C.’s movers and shakers – and especially Trumpsters. Exhibit A Mikey’s servile selfie at … Continue reading

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Donald J. Quixote Is America’s First Potemkin President

The new White House administration is pretty much Donald Trump and Kellyanne Panza (tip o’ the pixel to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni). From Russell Berman’s piece in The Atlantic: A President Without an Administration The Trump transition is behind … Continue reading

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All the News That’s Fit to Print (Only)

The Good Grey Lady has gone bipolar. On the one hand, the New York Times is hellbent to goose its digital subscriptions, an effort that has been aided and abetted by the election of Donald J. Trump as America’s 45th … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of Donald Trump’s Tweeting

The hardworking staff has concluded that not only are there two Americas, there are two media Americas as well. Case in point: These bookend pieces about the Twitter feed of (say it – c’mon, say it) president-elect Donald J. Trump. Start … Continue reading

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