Tag Archives: New York Times

Oh, My! The Grey Lady Opens the Kimono All the Way

As the eyeverting staff has noted on several occasions, the New York Times has gradually become more – ahem – adventurous in the images it’s willing to publish. There was, for example, this ulp-skirt image in a Louis Vuitton ad a couple … Continue reading

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Native Advertising Report: Bad News/Worse News Edition

In Marshall McLuhan’s landmark work The Medium Is the Massage (it was a printer’s typo he liked so much he stuck with it), the legendary media guru noted that “Real news is bad news – bad news about somebody, or … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Drudge Up’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the headscratching staff chronicles the mangled phrases of the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. So here’s another roll call, dating back 12 months. • Last August, … Continue reading

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Kristol Clear: Weekly Standard Has Sold Off Editorial Integrity

During the past six months the hardworking staff has chronicled the pimping out of The Weekly Standard’s writers to Xanterra Parks and Resorts (“the largest National Parks concessionaire”) in a series of feature stories on national parks that erased the line … Continue reading

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New York Times Goes Native with Russian Nesting Ads

From our State of the Cuisinart Marketing desk As the hardtracking staff noted last year, the New York Times has taken to running print ads promoting the native advertising its T Brand Studio creates for marketers. Representative sample:     … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Again Hitched to Death Penalty Opportunist

Yesterday’s New York Times featured this front-page piece about Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine. On Death Penalty Cases, Tim Kaine Revealed Inner Conflict Kevin Green’s lawyers were pleading with the governor for mercy. It was spring 2008, and Mr. … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (DumpTrumper Josh Tetrick Edition)

Latest in an endless series from our All Those Dollars and No Sense desk When last we visited these precincts, a guy named Tom Blair ran a full-page four-color ad in the Times looking for the next Benjamin Franklin to run … Continue reading

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PepsiCo’s Weak, Late NYT Tribute to Roger Enrico

Actually, a week late. As the hardworking staff noted a few days ago, former PepsiCo chief Roger Enrico died last Wednesday; this New York Times obituary ran Friday. The following day Pepsi’s old Cola Wars archrival ran this full-page ad in the … Continue reading

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The Day the Hardworking Staff at Campaign Outsider Went Viral

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff has a small but deeply disturbed following at Campaign Outsider, and we appreciate each and every one of you splendid readers. But yesterday something entirely unexpected happened: We went sort of viral on Facebook. It … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (ItsTheCourtStupid.com Edition)

The latest edition in our long-running series on people with all those dollars and no sense From yesterday’s New York Times:     That full-page ad features a certain Earle I. Mack’s piece from The Hill’s Congress Blog, self-described as “The Hill’s Forum … Continue reading

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