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Juul Labs’ Vape-and-Mirrors 21+ Advertising Campaign

Juul Labs, which owns 75% of the e-cigarette market and is valued at over $38 billion, has been running a series of full-page ads in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal that are at best misleading – and … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Amazon/Big Town Edition)

From our Peggy Noodnik desk Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan filed a totally clueless piece in yesterday’s edition about Amazon’s folding like origami in the face of predictable opposition to its proposed headquarters in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island … Continue reading

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Bill Belichick Had Dinner Saturday Night with #MarALardass

Forget the upcoming rumpus over who among the New England Patriots will attend a White House celebration of their latest Super Bowl Championship. Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain Bill Belichick, as Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay memorably dubbed him, has … Continue reading

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WSJ Beats Boston Dailies on Bulger Wrongful Death Suit

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this Zusha Elinson piece about the latest verse in The Ballad of Whitey Bulger. Bulger Was Wary Of Prison Transfer Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger seemed to have good news when he called his attorney … Continue reading

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Ayanna Pressley’s Campaign Makes It in New York, New York

The New York Times took a beating two months ago for whiffing on the defenestration of 10-term incumbent (and potential future House Speaker) Rep. Joe Crowley by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th Congressional district. Apparently, the Grey Lady has resolved … Continue reading

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NYT Uses Its Journalists Offline, Then Abuses Them Online

As the hardworking staff noted yesterday, the New York Times is increasingly turning its journalists into arm candy for revenue-enhancing commercial ventures, from Times Journey duty to high-powered busine$$ forums. Meanwhile, the Times has stripped its homepage of their bylines. … Continue reading

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Is the New York Times Pimping Out Its Major Journalists?

As our kissin’ cousins at Sneak Adtack noted the other day, the New York Times has been using its journalists as arm candy at a rapidly accelerating pace. The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi pointed out last year that Times Journeys excursions … Continue reading

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New York Times Gives Boston’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Big Thumbs Up

Turns out it’s not just the Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout who’s smitten with Boston theater productions. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley likes them too. Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Its pieces zoom through … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (#StraightWhiteMen Preview Edition)

Well the Missus trundled me down to the Big Town for my birthday last weekend and, say, it was swell. (It also marked the start of a year’s worth of my saying, à la Raymond Chandler, that I’m pushing 70 … Continue reading

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WSJ Gives Page One Shoutout to Boston’s ‘Discount Diplomat’

The hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed, home of those quirky features that have adorned the paper’s front page since 1943. This weekend’s Journal brings us Andrew Beaton’s international story with a decidedly local flavor. … Continue reading

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