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U.S. Tobacco Companies Run Ads Attacking Themselves

From our M.C. Escher desk Yesterday, this full-page ad ran in about 50 major U.S. newspapers.   And for the next year, this TV spot will run five times a week during prime time on ABC, NBC, and CBS.     … Continue reading

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More Ru$$ian Nesting Ads From the Grey Lady

In an understandable effort to boost ad revenues (and thereby sustain its newsgathering operation), the New York Times has increasingly blended native advertising (widely touted as the financial lifeline for media outlets) with ads in the Times print edition, as … Continue reading

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What? Teen Criminalizes AND Victimizes Herself with Selfie?

From our Through the Looking Glass desk The headscratching staff is having some trouble absorbing this story from the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer (tip o’ the pixel to The Daily Beast). NC Law: Teens who take nude selfie photos face adult sex charges … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (NYT Corrects Its Correction)

From our M.C. Escher desk Friday’s New York Times ran the following: A correction in this space on Thursday for a Political Memo article about the likelihood that the nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton for president would block the paths … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Awkward! (NYT CEO Snubs NYT Edition)

(Tip o’ the pixel to the Missus) Thursday’s New York Times featured this piece on page A8: Britain Will Look at Why BBC Severance Payments Exceeded Contract Terms LONDON — When it comes to the BBC and funding that is … Continue reading

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Facebook Members To Vote On Whether They Can Vote

From our M.C. Escher desk As the hardtracking staff has noted this past week, Facebook is trying to turn the last vestiges of its Faceocracy into a Zuckocracy. Specifically, the billion-strong social network wants to terminate the voting power of its members over changes … Continue reading

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