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  • July 12, 2005
    By webteam
    For some Democrats, liberals and anti-Bush folks, Karl Rove has become Moby Dick to their Captain Ahab. As his political success has morphed into a reputation for omnipotence, the unseen hand of Rove has been suspected, if not detected, in any number of episodes. One theory popular in some circles is that it was Rove who made sure that the dubious documents about George Bush's military record found their way to Dan Rather and the "60 Minutes Wednesday" crew, leading to the discredited Sept.

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  • July 11, 2005
    By webteam
    Despite one eyewitness account that copies of Sidekick were being sold separately today at a Store 24 in Somerville, a Globe spokesman insists that the 16-page insert is not intended as a stand-alone product and will be available only as part of the larger daily paper. A little opening day confusion is likely responsible here, so you'd better act fast if you just want to plunk down a quarter for comics, listings, and puzzles and skip the news from Iraq and London.
  • July 11, 2005
    By webteam
    What new member of The Boston Globe family -- delivered in a downsized format -- offers a bite-sized digest of information and entertainment aimed at people who don't necessarily have the daily newspaper reading habit?

    If you guessed the Metro, the free commuter-oriented daily tabloid that the Globe purchased a stake in earlier this year -- after a spirited Boston Herald effort to block the deal -- you would have been right.

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  • July 07, 2005
    By webteam
    Thirty years ago, with millions of Americans watching, a TV journalist at Minneapolis station WJM named Mary Richards went to jail rather than reveal the identity of a confidential tipster. That Emmy-winning episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" helped explain the concept of anonymous sources to a good chunk of the country and probably created a reservoir of viewer sympathy for the spunky sitcom protagonist.

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  • July 07, 2005
    By webteam
    By early evening London time (and midday here), just as the streets of that wounded city were returning to some semblance of normality, the television tale of today's horrific attacks had jumped back across the pond.
    Gone were the earlier scenes of chaos and carnage from the streets of London, replaced by images of bomb sniffing dogs and security personnel in U.

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  • July 07, 2005
    By webteam
    Ameicans waking up this morning to blaring "Breaking News" banners on the cable news nets, usually perky morning anchors looking grim, and frightening scenes of shocked and wounded commuters in London naturally began thinking back to Sept. 11, 2001. Media Blog will have more on televised coverage of the London terror attacks and people looking for complete and quick updates can log on to
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