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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (@elondumptrump Edition)

From our never-ending All Those Dollars and No Sense series Elon Musk, celebrated electric carhop and fledgling space cadet, generally gets positive press – except for yesterday, when this full-page ad appeared in four daily newspapers.   Close-up for the … Continue reading

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More Pom Poms From News Media Pep Squad for Truth

As the hardworking staff has diligently noted, all kinds of news organizations are busily marketing their truthfulness and reliability to a skeptical public. Call the roll: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and some outfit called … Continue reading

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Newspapers Fight Fake News Rap with Pep Squad for Truth

As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted the other day, newspapers are falling all over themselves trying to convince the American public that the press actually matters in a very real way. It started with the Washington Post pasting … Continue reading

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The Zero-Character Twitter Presidency

Donald J. Trump, America’s tweeter-in-chief, speaks in 140-character bursts. He also, to all appearances, thinks in 140-character bursts. But he acts with absolutely no character at all. Just consider one hour in the Twitter life of the man who purports … Continue reading

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Mike Allen Shameless Trump Suck-Up Watch (Parts 1-3)

Mike Allen, the man the White House used to wake up to, has moved his home address from Politico to the delusional startup Axios, where he currently curries favor with D.C.’s movers and shakers – and especially Trumpsters. Exhibit A Mikey’s servile selfie at … Continue reading

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Six Flags Over New York Times (Sunday/School Edition)

As the hardworking staff has noted, the New York Times is searching hither and yon for new revenue sources, including the Times Journeys travel agency, the Times Store retail outlet, and New York Times Conferences, which brings together the international chinstrokerati “to … Continue reading

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Another $cheme From Six Flags Over New York Times

The hardworking staff recently noted the various financial sidelines the New York Times has launched lately to boost sagging revenues. There’s the Times Journeys travel agency and the Times Store retail outlet, both of which have profited from full-page ads in the … Continue reading

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Can a Trump Spokeswoman Really Be Named Jessica Ditto?

The people who speak for Donald Trump, when he’s not ridiculously speaking for himself, are coming to resemble a political version of the Star Wars Cantina scene. Start with the thoroughly hallucinogenic Katrina Pierson, who currently insists that 1) unscientific polls … Continue reading

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Gordie Howe Only Scored a ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ Twice

Hockey lost one of its Mt. Rushmore figures when Gordie Howe died this week at the age of 88. Howe, a longtime Detroit Red Wing and short time New England Whaler, had the never-to-be-duplicated distinction of playing professional hockey in five … Continue reading

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Politico’s Jack Shafer Throws Shade at the Boston Globe

In his latest column, Politico media maven Jack Shafer gets all farbissen about this past week’s Great Newspaper Migration. Why Is the Washington Post So Obsessed With Its Move? It’s easier to write an obituary for a building than a … Continue reading

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