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Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg
Apparently Michael Bloomberg Did NOT Pay for a NYT Ad Praising Michael Bloomberg
As you splendid readers of this thing might remember, last month the hardworking staff wondered about this full-page ad that ran – twice – in the New York Times. What we wondered, specifically, was whether outgoing New York … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Appreciative New Yorkers, Gawker, Henry Hudson, Michael Bloomberg, New York Times, Snarker Leave a comment
Gawker Channels Dr. Ads!
Snarknado website Gawker featured this item yesterday: New York Times Doesn’t Know Who Bought Strange Pro-Bloomberg Ad Late last year, print readers of The New York Times discovered a full-page color ad, signed by a group called “Appreciative New Yorkers,” touting … Continue reading
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
Did Michael Bloomberg Pay For A NYT Ad Praising Michael Bloomberg?
Saturday’s New York Times featured this full-page hagiographic ad about outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, courtesy of “Appreciative New Yorkers.” Turns out Appreciative New Yorkers don’t really exist, as the irrepressible Dr. Ads documented here. So who paid for … Continue reading
Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the ‘Appreciative New Yorkers’ Bloomberg Brownnose Ad?
Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Say, that’s some magnificent ad on the back page of Saturday’s New York Times A-section, yeah? In case you missed it: Is that … Continue reading
It’s Good To Live In A Two-Town Daily (NY/Boston Outgoing Mayor Edition)
A tale of two cities with longtime mayors on the exit ramp. Thursday’s Boston Herald Page One: The inside story on 20-year mayor Tom Menino heading for the door. Down the road in the Big Town, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Boston Herald, BRA, Marty Walsh, Michael Bloomberg, New York Times, Tom Menino 2 Comments
It’s Good To Live In A Four-Daily Town (WSJ ‘Invisible Child’ Takedown)
There’s been plenty of praise for the New York Times five-part Invisible Child series that depicted the hellish homeless shelter existence of one Brooklyn family and one remarkable 11-year-old girl named Dasani (after the upscale bottled water). Now comes the … Continue reading
Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper (Invisible Child Edition)
Read this New York Times piece and weep for the 22,000 homeless children in NYC, especially Dasani. It’s a totally heartbreaking story stretching over four full pages of Monday’s Times. Outgoing New York Mayor Michael … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Bill de Blasio, Dasani, Invisible Child, Michael Bloomberg, New York homeless children, New York Times 2 Comments
Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The NYC Girls Project?
Well the Doc opened the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Did you see this story in the New York Times yesterday? City Unveils a Campaign to Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem The fashion industry and Madison Avenue are … Continue reading
Why New York Is The Big Town
Ten years ago New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg snuffed out cigarette smoking in the city’s restaurants, bars, and workplaces, an achievement his NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City celebrated in this full-page New York Times ad yesterday: Ten years? Feh. … Continue reading