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Pepsi Puts Its Commercial and a Movie Into the Same Can

Kyrie Irving is Pepsi’s choice of a new generation of ads. And New York Times culture reporter Sopan Deb has been on the Boston Celtics star like Brown on Williamson for weeks now. Start with this piece last month. ‘Uncle … Continue reading

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We Time’s-Upped Lena Dunham Way Before The Sisters Did

Lena (Bad News) Dunham opened the family-sized can of worms when she posted this on Instagram. That led to this rebuttal, as chronicled by Paper’s Beatrice Hazlehurst. TIME’S UP SAYS LENA DUNHAM WAS NOT PART OF THE MOVEMENT Reese Witherspoon, … Continue reading

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Things Go Better with . . . Koch?

For the past few years, the liberati have been on the Koch brothers like Brown on Williamson. And, apparently, that’s hurt the billionaire industrialists’ feelings. So they’ve launched a $15 million feel-good campaign designed to burnish their image. As part … Continue reading

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The New New Republic Gets Something – Finally! – Right

As up to several people know, the hardworking staff has been on The New Republic like Brown on Williamson since boy publisher Chris Hughes bought the vulnerable opinion journal several years ago. And the worst part is, the lamer the magazine has become, … Continue reading

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Wait, What? They Like Ike Memorial?

As the hardworking staff noted last fall, The Weekly Standard’s senior editor Andrew Ferguson has been on the Eisenhower Memorial debacle like Brown on Williamson. Then there’s Frank Gehry, the starchitect who designed MIT’s Stata Center among other landmark buildings. His … Continue reading

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When Hillary Met Snapchat . . .

The 2016 presidential hopefuls are on mobile platforms like Brown on Williamson. Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, WhatsApp – WhatsEver. But it’s not always pretty. Case in point: Hillary Clinton’s baptism by Snapchat this week. The call:     The response:   … 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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Wall Street Journal Finally Catches Up with Sneak Adtack

From our Where You Been? desk This distressing piece ran in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Media & Marketing section (web headline: “Don’t Sleep on Content Marketing”). ‘Content Marketing’ Goes to the Next Level Many companies have hired editorial staffers in … Continue reading

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NYT’s David Barboza Is One Kick-Ass Reporter

The hardworking staff has long admired the work of New York Times correspondent David Barboza, who, according to the Times website, “was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting ‘for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese … Continue reading

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Did Michael Bloomberg Run Another NYT Ad Praising Michael Bloomberg?

The hardworking staff – and Dr. Ads – have been on this question like Brown on Williamson: Who are the Appreciative New Yorkers who’ve run this ad in the New York Times – twice? Since we first asked, those Appreciative … Continue reading

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