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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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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 Wall Street Journal Is a Shell of Its Former Self

It’s just sad what’s become of the Wall Street Journal. Last month the Journal started slashing staff and sections, as this Fortune piece noted. Wall Street Journal Begins Layoffs, Cuts Sections Shakeup comes amid cost cutting push. News Corp’s The … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way Dylan Blows

It’s not like the Bard of Hibbing hasn’t gone commercial before. There was that 2004 Victoria’s Secret ad, which featured Dylan on LuciferCam.     And, of course, Dylan’s 2014 Chrysler Super Bowl spot.     But this new one is … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Gets Mt. McKinley Wrong (Big Surprise)

From our To Know Trump desk Donald Trump, who is his own political reality show, has proven to be the most unreliable source since Charles Kinbote in Vladimir Nabokov’s Rubik’s novel Pale Fire. Exhibit Umpteen: This 1990 Vanity Fair profile by Marie Brenner (tip … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Joe Nocera Woodshed Edition)

Last Saturday the New York Times op-ed page featured this piece by columnist Joe Nocera. Buffett Bites Back The first Saturday in May is always a great day for Warren Buffett. That’s the day his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, holds its annual meeting in … Continue reading

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Sign o’ the Time: Everything for Sale at Newsweekly

The Boston Sunday Globe featured this full-page ad on A12 yesterday. Two things, for starters: 1) The whole Time Dealer of the Year Awards looks suspiciously like a pay-for-play scheme. 2) There is no this: At least not outside the … Continue reading

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NYT A Two-Time Loser In Globe Sale

Apparently it wasn’t bad enough that the New York Times Co. got seven cents on the dollar for its 20-year ownership of the Boston Globe (and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette – we’re no John Henry!). Now comes news from … Continue reading

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