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NYT Still Can’t Find 50 People for Its $135K Worldwind Tour

As the hardworking staff noted several months ago, the New York Times Journeys travel agency has faced an uphill battle selling out its Around the World by Private Jet: Cultures in Transformation. Full-page from yesterday’s Times.     The 26-day, $135,000 … Continue reading

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How the Walter Becker Obits Got Steely Dan All Wrong

Sad to see that Walter Becker, the great guitarist and songwriting partner of Donald Fagen in the redoubtable Steely Dan, died last week at the age of 67. Sadder yet, most obituaries wrote off the Becker/Fagen lyrics as (in the … Continue reading

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NYT’s ‘New York City Haiku’ Has Nothing on Félix Fénéon

A few months ago the New York Times ran a New York City in 17 Syllables contest, soliciting haikus (three lines of five, seven and five syllables) about the Big Town. For National Poetry Month, The New York Times asked … Continue reading

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Rarer Than the Eclipse! Wall Street Journal Runs Ad in NYT!

Here’s something else you’ll see about once every hundreds years: The Wall Street Journal taking out a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times.   The hardsipping staff  has no idea how many Times readers will discover the WSJwine … Continue reading

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For the Last Time, People: It’s Bullwinkle T. (Not J.) Moose

Dear splendid readers, If the hardworking staff has told you once, we’ve told you one time that the name of Rocket J. Squirrel’s sidekick is Bullwinkle T. Moose. The death of the great June Foray, who voiced Rocky, has resurfaced … Continue reading

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NYT Editing Slashback: ‘Lawyers . . . Views Their Client’ Edition

As the hardworking staff has noted on several occasions, the New York Times has over the past few months jettisoned its “low-value line editing” and replaced it with “bespoke editing.” Cashiered Times public editor Liz Spayd wrote earlier this year that … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in Philly (Tim & Julia’s Excellent Wedding Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Philadelphia this past weekend for the wedding of our nephew Tim and, say, it was swellegant. On the endless drive down there (hey, Friday . . . summer . . . 95 … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady Moneti$es Yet Another of Her Journalists

As the hardworking staff has diligently chronicled, the New York Times is turning itself into a full-service, well, service. Travel agency, tchotchke shop, conference center – you name it, the Times will do it. For money, of course. Now comes the … Continue reading

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Seats Still Available for NYT’s Worldwind Global Journey!

In journalism nowadays, there’s sell out, and then there’s sold out. The New York Times’s Around the World by Private Jet: Cultures in Transformation might be the former, but it’s apparently not the latter. Here’s how the Times Journeys site describes … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady Opens the Kimono All the Way

As the hard tracking staff at Sneak Adtack has dutifully noted, the New York Times is increasingly blurring the line between advertising and editorial. Especially prevalent are the Russian nesting ads the Times has developed – advertising in the print … Continue reading

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