bestnom1000x50
  • January 16, 2008
    By webteam
    In which I note the many similarities between Barack Obama's message and Deval Patrick's, and suggest that this resemblance might become a campaign liability.

  • January 16, 2008
    By webteam
    Last week, I wrote that representatives of mogul Phil Anschutz were reportedly bidding on Metro's three US papers at a meeting in New York.

    But now--after not responding to requests for comment from the Globe and the Denver Post--an Anschutz spokesman is saying there's no there there. (Via Romenesko.)

  • January 16, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    The Randy Moss restraining-order story is brand new, and it could be a while before we know what actually happened.

    That said, a couple things stood out in today's flurry of coverage.

    First: Moss's 2002 run-in with a Minneapolis traffic-control officer, which led to a misdemeanor traffic violation plea, was more ominous than it's being made out to be.



    Read More

  • January 14, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    Why are people getting so worked up about Maureen Dowd's dubious dateline, when the content of that column was egregiously incorrect?

    Here's the eighth graf of "Can Hillary Cry Her Way Back to the White House?":

    At the Portsmouth cafe on Monday, talking to a group of mostly women, she blinked back her misty dread of where Obama’s "false hopes" will lead us — "I just don’t want to see us fall backwards," she said tremulously — in time to smack her rival: "But some of us are right and some of us are wrong.




    Read More

  • January 11, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    That would be Metro Boston, Metro New York, and Metro Philadelphia, the three free US dailies operated by Metro International.

    Earlier today, Don't Quote Me got a tip that representatives of the Examiner group--which publishes free papers in San Francisco, Washington, and Baltimore, and has already staked out web sites for Boston and a bunch of other cities--are bidding on Metro's three American properties at a meeting today in New York.

    Read More

  • January 10, 2008
    By webteam
    In this week's paper, I ponder why Rupert Murdoch is letting his employee Bill Kristol work for the competition.

    Also, on a non-media note: why Zubaz deserve(s) our respect.



  • January 09, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    The press always creates the very reality it's supposed to be covering, at least to an extent. But the presidential-nomination process takes this dynamic to breathtaking heights. Consider these headlines on yesterday's New Hampshire primary: "Clinton upsets Obama; McCain Wins" (NYT); "Comeback Kids: McCain Bests Romney, Clinton Tops Obama" (Fox News); "Surprise! Hillary takes New Hampshire" (Slate).

    Read More

  • January 08, 2008
    By Adam Reilly




    Back in July '07, when I broached the question of how Bloomberg L.P. would cover a Michael Bloomberg presidential run, the company didn't seem too worried. “Bloomberg News, which has won hundreds of awards and honors from its peers for its fair and objective reporting and its investigative reporting, adheres to the strictest standards of attribution and objectivity,” Bloomberg L.



    Read More

  • January 07, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    When people defend the New Hampshire primary's privileged role, they talk a lot about how well-informed Granite Staters are and how seriously they take their politics.

    As WBZ-TV reporter Karen Anderson discovered yesterday, though, that's not always the case. Watch it and cringe.

  • January 07, 2008
    By Adam Reilly


    One Times column, one embarrassing mistake: Bill Kristol mis-attributes Michael Medved's words to Michelle Malkin and makes himself look silly.

  • January 07, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    It's worth a shot, I suppose--although the fact that his own spokesman contradicts him is kind of embarrassing. From Politico:

    [Romney] blamed reporters — not his advisers — for forcing him to focus intensely on his conservative views instead of the message of change he is carrying to every event in New Hampshire.

    "I get asked a lot about my conservative credentials, largely by members of the media," he said in the interview.



    Read More



  • January 06, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    Here's the unsettling cover of today's Parade magazine:




    In case you can't read it, this is the subhed: "Is Benazir Bhutto America's best hope against al-Qaeda?"

    As Parade's Web site notes, Bhutto was killed on December 27.

    Yes, Christmas and New Year's wreak havoc with weeklies. But if that really wasn't enough time to change the cover text, Parade needs A) a new production schedule or B) to scrap all news content and blow out Walter Scott's Personality Parade








    Read More

  • January 04, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    According to John Nichols of the Nation, there's a big difference between the Mike Huckabee of the Iowa caucuses and his New Hampshire successor.

    "[T]he Huckabee campaign is retooling itself fast," Nichols writes at AlterNet. "Suddenly, the "Christian leader" is just a 'leader.' Huckabee arrived in New Hampshire Friday morning with new literature that drops the religious references used in Iowa and plans for a television advertising campaign that will eschew the crosses and fish that meant so much to his Iowa base."

    Read More

  • January 04, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    Congrats to James Pindell, currently author of the Globe's Primary Source blog, who'll take over as national managing editor of Politicker.com effective January 12. His impending departure is a loss for Morrissey Blvd. and a real coup for the Observer Media Group.

    UPDATE: Dan Kennedy casts Pindell as an exemplar of how to get ahead in journalism today.

    Read More

  • January 04, 2008
    By Adam Reilly
    I'm not sure what's more damning/hilarious--the speech itself, or Wonkette's parsing of it. Either way, be sure to take a look.

    (And yes, he references the Olympics.)

< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | Next >
ADVERTISEMENT
 Friends' Activity   Popular 
All Blogs
Follow the Phoenix
  • newsletter
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • rss
ADVERTISEMENT
Latest Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Search Blogs
 
Media Log Archives