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The Herald Runs on Dunkin’

The Herald Runs on Dunkin’

As our Walt Whitman desk attests on a regular basis, the Boston Herald is a past master at using its newshole to promote … that’s right – the Herald. And now apparently, the fuzzy local tabloid is offering the same sort of ad-itorial package to its advertisers.

Witness the latest installment of the paper’s daily plug for Boston Herald Radio, the webcast that up to several people a day listen…

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GlobeSox Owner John Henry Buys Boston Herald!

GlobeSox Owner John Henry Buys Boston Herald!

The hardreading staff was cruising through the Boston Globe Sports section this morning and amid the final final farewells to the irreplaceable Number Two, Derek Jeter, Number 2 (but not at Fenway Park), when we came across this full-page ad.

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Our first thought: Yeah, thanks suckers.

Our second thought: Wonder if Boston GlobeSox owner John Henry ran the same ad in crosstown rival Boston…

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John Haywood NYT Ad Trashed by a Different NYT Ad

John Haywood NYT Ad Trashed by a Different NYT Ad

Last week the hardworking staff noted this two-page ad in the New York Times paid for by political wannabe John Haywood, a South Carolina rich guy who mounted a Quixotic presidential run in the 2012 New Hampshire primary.



We’re not on this earth long enough to read rants like that, but apparently, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is, because here’s what he ran in yesterday’s Times.

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Hub Dailies Bid #2 Adieu

Hub Dailies Bid #2 Adieu

It’s Sendoff Sunday for Yankee great Derek Jeter as he says so long to baseball and the Fenway Faithful. So it’s not surprising that the local dailies have some parting gifts for the splendid shortstop who, as far as we know, never got a nickname.

From the Boston Globe, it’s a bouquet of stats – Jeter’s career relative to the Red Sox. (On the web here, but graphics not really working.)

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Marty Walsh Is Off His Beanpot

Marty Walsh Is Off His Beanpot

From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk

Marty Walsh needs to unkiss the Blarney Stone. On his trip to the Ould Sod, Boston’s mayor has gotten shamrocks in his eyes for the second time in as many weeks, earning him the top half of today’s Boston Herald.


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The feisty local tabloid dedicates a full page inside the paper to this piece:


Walsh slips with hockey idea



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Star(chitect) Power in Future Boston, DC Landmarks

Star(chitect) Power in Future Boston, DC Landmarks

This has been a good week for starchitects Renzo Piano and Frank Gehry, both of whom were resurrected in seemingly moribund development projects.

Start with Piano, who designed the ill-fated Tommy’s Tower in 2007, the 1,000-foot-high skyscraper mayor Tom Menino wanted installed in Boston’s Financial District as his legacy project.

Piano dropped out(or was dropped) the following year. Soon after,…

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GOP = Got Our Pitch? (II)

GOP = Got Our Pitch? (II)

As the hardworking staff recently noted, for reasons unknown we’ve been plunged lately into a Republican fundraising emailstrom.

Representative samples include this missive from Karl Rove (subject line: TIGHT AS A TICK):


President Obama’s approval ratings keep dropping, no reliable poll shows battleground Senate Democrats with over 50% support, and GOP voters are excited to cast their…

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (FatherEdeh/Peter O Amah Edition)

Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (FatherEdeh/Peter O Amah Edition)

There was an Embarrassment of International Advocacy Ads (tip o’ the pixel to James Lipton) in yesterday’s New York Times, starting with one about Argentina …

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… followed by one about South Korea …

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… followed by one about Africa …

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Full disclosure: The hardworking staff is not on this Earth long enough to read the entire ad, but here are the essentials:

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Charlie Baker: Sweetheart of the Herald’s Rodeo

Charlie Baker: Sweetheart of the Herald’s Rodeo

This is mother’s milk to the feisty local tabloid.

‘Sweetheart’? C’mon, Charlie

Gaffe could haunt Baker


Charlie Baker just can’t get it right when it comes to women.

The GOP gubernatorial candidate is desperately seeking female votes, but his latest gaffe — calling FOX 25 political ace Sharman Sacchetti a “sweetheart” — is sure to land him in the doghouse with some women voters.

Woof woof.


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Five-Ring Circus: Selfie Taking an Official Olympic Sport

Five-Ring Circus: Selfie Taking an Official Olympic Sport

Many years ago, the hardworking staff was a regular competitor in the annual Carroll Family Olympics™ held at the Big House in Windsor, CT.

Trademark moments:

The Nancy Carroll 30-Second Asthma Timeout®.

The Jack Carroll 30-Minute Cocktail Timeout©.

The Jimmy Carroll 30-Hour Broken Arm Timeout (pat. pending).

It all fell apart, of course, when Terence Carroll introduced the Russian Novel Writing…

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