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Buzz off

Michael Steele, the imbecile chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), has gotten himself in trouble — again — with the party faithful.
By shouting down dissent, Washington is ignoring the sad truth in Afghanistan
By EDITORIAL  |  July 09, 2010
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TV's conservative bias

If Sarah Palin were to smoke a joint while piloting a flying saucer to Cuba, evidence suggests that more than one third of America would approve.
The Palin question asked and answered; plus, rescuing Lawrence
By EDITORIAL  |  February 12, 2010
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Burn, baby, burn

The Phoenix opposed President Barack Obama's efforts to help Chicago win the 2016 Summer Olympics on the grounds that doing business with the International Olympic Committee is always bad news for the host community.
The Olympics, zipper-gate, stimulus money, and why Coakley must investigate City Hall
By EDITORIAL  |  October 09, 2009

15. Carlos Slim

We support Carlos Slim's investing in the New York Times since it got the Mexican-baiting William Kristol to leave. But Slim - a rather cliché looking fat bearded evil bastard - made this list on looks alone.
We support Carlos Slim's investing in the New York Times since it got the Mexican-baiting William Kristol to leave. But Slim - a rather cliché looking fat bearded evil bastard - made this list on looks alone.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

New in the Phoenix: saving the Globe


In this week's paper, I proposes ten ways to help the Globe stop its downward slide--and debunk some...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 29, 2009
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Rescuing the Globe

If you work at the Boston Globe , and have any bright ideas on how to stop that paper's downward spiral, management is all ears. At least, that's the party line.
10 ways to bail out Boston's sinking paper of record. Plus, spinning Bill Kristol's brief time at the Times .
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 28, 2009


Obama's dinner with the wimpy (?) right


Until I read this Michael Wolff piece, I hadn't known that Barack Obama recently sat down to dinner ...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 14, 2009
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Bad start for Bono


 When the Times announced Bono's hiring as an op-ed columnist, editorial page editor Andrew Ro...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 11, 2009
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Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008
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100 Unsexiest Men of the Year Follow-Up

The problem with dropping our Unsexiest list in March of an election year is that we never know what kind of weasels, Republicans, and Republican weasels will urinate in America’s stream of consciousness down the final stretch.
  Because There Was an Election
By Chris Faraone  |  December 04, 2008

Gitell on Obama's win


Writing for the New York Post, former Phoenix reporter Seth Gitell does an excellent job analyzing the implications of Barack Obama's big win from a...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 05, 2008


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Wacko patrol: America's 25 scariest conservatives

Imagine what will happen once the relatively sane folks now running the White House and the Republican National Committee pack up and go home?  
The Phoenix ranks the individuals who will hold the most sway over the right-wing message machine in 2009, and beyond.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

Kristol: facts are stupid things


Now that John McCain's post-RNC bounce has almost entirely dissipated, it's worth considering how his supporters might explain away a loss this November. Take it...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 16, 2008
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New Times editor, Ben Dover

This is the disgraceful hiring of a political operative, not a journalist.
Kristol’s op-ed addition marks a sellout to the neocon cabal
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 16, 2008
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The Kristol method

Journalistic atrocity or savvy hire?

Why is a Murdoch man working for the competition?


By ADAM REILLY  |  January 09, 2008

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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The Gospel According to John

Why are all documentary filmmakers liberals?
Lennon and Marx
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 27, 2006
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Won’t get fooled again

Seymour Hersh’s April 17 New Yorker article, which reported that a “messianic” Bush White House was contemplating regime change and tactical nuclear strikes to pre-empt Iran’s bomb-building program, landed with its own explosive power last week.
With reports of Iran-war drums beating, how will the media react this time around?  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 25, 2006
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Apartheid, Bush style

More pitiable than being a Democrat in President George W. Bush’s America is to be an African-American Democrat.
The Republican rape of New Orleans. Plus, Rumsfeld and Romney
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006