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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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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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Shut Up: Ring Lardner Explained

From the first time I read a Ring Lardner short story (“Haircut,” I believe, like a billion other American high schoolers), I’ve been a huge fan of his work. So much so that back in the ’70s and ’80s I … 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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NYT Editing Slashback: ‘William Jennings Bryant’ Edition

From our Get Me Rewrite! desk As New York Times public editor Liz Spayd noted earlier this month, the paper’s “editing architecture”has traditionally employed multiple layers of editors, with most stories blue-penciled by three editors, “with up to six or … Continue reading

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One America, Two Different Worlds (Jonathan Chiat Edition)

First in what promises to be a long-running series It’s news to no one that liberals and conservatives in this great land of ours live in parallel universes. But with the ascension of Hair Apparent Donald J. Trump to the nation’s highest … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Whacks Mike Dukakis Re: Ethel Rosenberg

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg may have been executed in 1953 for conspiring to pass atomic secrets to Russia, as this  Los Angeles Times front page noted.       Except they haven’t really. During the past six decades, the Rosenbergs have been subject to more … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of Donald Trump’s Tweeting

The hardworking staff has concluded that not only are there two Americas, there are two media Americas as well. Case in point: These bookend pieces about the Twitter feed of (say it – c’mon, say it) president-elect Donald J. Trump. Start … Continue reading

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Conservative Magazine Says ‘Bill Belichick for President!’

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Weekly Standard has been a standard-bearing Dump Trump hardliner. But in the magazine’s October 17th issue, contributor Geoffrey Norman proposes an actual alternative. A Real Winner Come November, I’m writing in Bill Belichick Variations on the … 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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