Tag Archives: Maureen Dowd

MoDo Gives Boston Herald A Shoutout

It’s not often our feisty local tabloid gets to rub elbows with the Gray Lady,  but New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd made that match in today’s column, which says the GOP (Gone Old Party) has essentially packed it … Continue reading

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To Know Trump . . . (Mitt Romney Endorsement Edition)

Donald Trump is to Corporate America what plaid is to Bermuda shorts (Campaign Outsider Analogy pat. pending). Mitt Romney, by contrast, is khaki. So how does Trump’s endorsement benefit Romney, besides locking up the comb-over vote? The big announcement from … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Id Columnists

Compare and contrast in clear idiomatic English: Joe Nocera’s New York Times op-ed on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, and Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd’s take. Nocera’s piece is all about what Isaacson was unable to accomplish (“In ‘Steve Jobs,’ … Continue reading

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MoDo Grabs The Big Chair At NYT

Before Frank Rich’s laptop is even cold, New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd has slipped into the paper’s Week in Review Spotlight Column (see dead-tree edition for what they call in D.C. “the optics”): Governor Brown Redux: The Iceman … Continue reading

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WSJ/NYT Op-Ed Gingrich Smackdown!

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal and New York Times each featured a Newt Gingrichabilia op-ed, to very different effect. Exhibit A: The WSJ op-ed from former George W. Bush press secretary Ari “You Talkin’ to Me?” Flesicher. Nut graf: Having served … Continue reading

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Brisbane, New York

Arthur Brisbane, the fourth public editor of the New York Times, made his (always his, so far) debut on Sunday with this column: Why I Would Do This Why indeed? I wanted the job for several reasons. First is that … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Odds Page

There seems to be a Birther Gap at the New York Times op-ed page. Sunday’s Frank Rich column: So many Republicans don’t know Obama is a natural citizen — 41 percent in a poll last week— that we must (charitably) assume … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd Goes Slumming

New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd has a cover line on this week’s TV Guide magazine: MAUREEN DOWD TAKES DOWN THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF D.C. The thing is, Dowd is not featured on the TV Guide home page, is … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends

Item: Ex Marks the Gubernatorial Spots The Big Two Timeses – New York and Los Angeles – ran pieces on Sunday about ex-governors running for their former offices. NYT headline: “4 Ex-Governors,Older, Grayer And Yearning for Jobs of Yore.” The … Continue reading

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Dude, What a Dowd-er

To promote the premiere of its new primetime drama “The Good Wife” starring Julianna Margulies, CBS ran a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Times with blurbs from The New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today. There was also … Continue reading

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