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False equivalency

Lots of ink has been spilled over Nate Silver and his uncannily accurate statistical predictions of how the presidential race turned out. We need not repeat the hagiography here.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 16, 2012

Obama Occupies

It's no surprise that the mainstream media are treating the latest policy moves by President Barack Obama as part of the strategic maneuvering supporting his reelection bid.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 04, 2012
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Photos: Occupy Boston demonstrations, from Dewey Square to the financial district

Participants in the “Occupy Boston” demonstrations (in association with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement) organizing at Dewey Square and participating in marches and protests throughout Boston's financial district.
From September 30 to October 3, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER AND MOLLY GEIGER  |  October 07, 2011
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Do the fight thing

Union flags were flown, loud music roared, and fleets of motorcycles rumbled, as several thousand people marched for civil rights and human dignity, and, in at least one case, to scold moguls for banking gross salaries at the expense of workers.
Bostonians rising in anger -- and action -- against ableism, racism, Verizon, and Fox News
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011
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Photos: Protests of Fox News and Verizon

Members of the Boston Media Reform Network (BMRN) protest Fox News at Beacon Hill on August 4, 2011; Verizon field workers and their allies protested Verizon at Post Office Square also on August 4, 2011.
From Beacon Hill to Post Office Square | August 4, 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON AND TIM KENNEDY  |  August 12, 2011
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Murdoch & Son

In little more than two weeks, Murdoch's News International (NI) division, the maker and breaker of British prime ministers, has been humbled, and — by extension — its US-based parent, News Corporation, humiliated.
A Scandal of Vatican Proportions
By PETER KADZIS  |  July 22, 2011


Murdoch Deviance

Rupert Murdoch's Watergate

Murdoch is a tycoon of darkness. Aside from his handful of quality publications — the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Australian — his News Corporation specializes in smears, sensationalism, and mendacity
Defining deviancy
By EDITORIAL  |  July 15, 2011
Someone Should Tell Common And Sarah Palin That They Have The Same Stance On Abortion

Someone Should Tell Common And Sarah Palin That They Have The Same Stance On Abortion


Common's not an MC who subsides on beef. In fact he sports the opposite stereotype, and is more likely to trade noodle recipes with Mos...
By Chris Faraone  |  May 10, 2011
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The Big Hurt: The torments of Phil, plus Biebs's 'stache, Simpson's Snoop poop

A thrilling roller-coaster of PHIL COLLINS drama this week. First, a murmur washed over the media as Collins seemed to announce his retirement in an FHM interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 18, 2011
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Sarah Palin wilts as Glenn Beck self-destructs

Common sense has bloomed among right wingers — not once, but twice. And while these episodes are unlikely to become regular events, we should enjoy them while we can.
Trouble on the right
By EDITORIAL  |  February 11, 2011
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Poop and circumstance

Knickers in a horrible twist in Educationland over the announcement of a three-tiered diploma system to be introduced in Rhode Island public schools.
Vo Dilun diplomacy; the Dunkin' Donuts state; networking; royal rapping
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2011


Why we need to hold the Radical Right responsible for the Arizona bloodshed

Why we need to hold the Radical Right responsible for the Arizona bloodshed


Are Tea Partiers and right-wing Republicans responsible for the horrifying violence we saw yesterday in Arizona? Of course they fucking are. And you don't have...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 09, 2011
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L'affaire Olbermann

Keith Olbermann's brief suspension from MSNBC for giving $2400 to each of three Democratic congressional candidates is an interesting case study.
Why Keith should lay off the campaign cash. Plus, Matt O'Malley for City Council.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 12, 2010
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Breaking bread with mixed nuts at Jon Stewart's rally to restore sanity

When I finally awoke from the effects of a pre-flight spliff the size of a tampon, I was sprawled across Logan Airport's Terminal C with gum in my beard. A man in full Marine Corps sweat apparel was shaking my shoulder.
Meeting in the middle
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 05, 2010
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American jitters

You would have to be delusional not to be anxious, perhaps even fearful.
Between paralysis and nervous breakdown
By EDITORIAL  |  October 08, 2010
As Campaign Mounts To "Turn Off Fox," I Begin To Miss Eating Pizza with Megyn Kelly on my Lunch Break

As Campaign Mounts To "Turn Off Fox," I Begin To Miss Eating Pizza with Megyn Kelly on my Lunch Break


 As I swallowed my daily afternoon Fox News broadcast along with two slices from my go-to pizza joint, I got to thinking about the Color...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 27, 2010


Vegan venom

I honestly can’t believe you think that vegan comfort food would focus onto vegetables.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 10, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 10, 2010

Holy Everglades, Batman!

What a shock to see the discovery of an alligator at Sissons Pond in Portsmouth! Based on the photographs, Phillipe and Jorge reckon it has to be the largest reptile ever seen in the Biggest Little outside of the State House.
A 'gator in the biggest little; angry Americans are still angry; a few great women
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 03, 2010
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Beck and Call(1)

Washington, DC — Glenn Beck maintains that he didn't purposely schedule this "Restoring Honor" rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I say bullshit.
Glenn Beck’s rally on the Washington mall was scarier than you’d like to think
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2010
It’s official: When Unsexy all-star Bill O’Reilly writes about porn, the Internet goes apeshit

It’s official: When Unsexy all-star Bill O’Reilly writes about porn, the Internet goes apeshit


When we first offered up our recent Bill O'Reilly discovery to the hounds of the Internet, we knew that would prick up more than a...
By Steve Miller  |  August 31, 2010
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The Rhode Show in outer space

Easily the most otherworldly, bizarre event in this year's busy campaign season was the August 23 appearance on Channel 12's The Rhode Show by Providence mayoral candidate Christopher Young, renowned for his multiple bids for office in the Biggest Li
Crooning with Chris Young; Nazi talk; Clemens v. congress; the lure of the bucket
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2010


Bill O'Reilly. In the Phoenix. On porn.

Bill O'Reilly. In the Phoenix. On porn.


READ: Bill O'Reilly, ELI WALLACH ON ACTORS AND ACTING [February 5, 1974]READ: Bill O'Reilly, THE DEVIL BEHIND THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES [April 30, 1974] ...
By Steve Miller  |  August 26, 2010
Lesbian Prison Gangs Eagerly Await Lindsay Lohan: FOXNews Reports

Lesbian Prison Gangs Eagerly Await Lindsay Lohan: FOXNews Reports


Just when you thought that things couldn't get any bleaker for prodigious child-star turned hot steaming adult mess Lindsay Lohan, this happens. Seriously, Fox? You...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 14, 2010
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Boston pols bail on Bank of America

In this time of political stridency, where everything is either red or blue, Boston City Councilors have found a potential purple issue that everyone can stand behind, be they radical lefties or Fox News worshippers.
Locovore Banking Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010

Extremist Fail

A political story could literally not contain more irony than the story of the USA PATRIOT Act and its effect on the modern extremist right-wing movement.
Letters to the Portland Editor, April 2, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 02, 2010
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Where's the outrage?

Holy hell broke loose six months ago when a self-appointed truth squad sponsored by a right-wing propagandist broadcast an Internet video that appeared to show African-American employees of ACORN counseling a white pimp and his equally Caucasian hooker o
ACORN attack tape found to be fraudulent. Plus, applause for the merger of two AIDS agencies.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2010


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Arty crashers

Fucked Up's career is a game of dares they're winning. Over the past few years, the Toronto band have trashed a bathroom on an MTV broadcast, played a 12-hour set in a NYC boutique, reeled in random notables like David Cross, Bob Mould, and Nelly Furtado
Fucked Up live to conquer the improbable
By REYAN ALI  |  February 19, 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

Tell us more about what happened to Phoebe Prince


The lead story of the moment on FoxNews.com--"BULLIED EVEN IN DEATH?"--deals with nasty comments made the Facebook memorial set up for Phoebe Prince, the South...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 26, 2010

Palin + Fox: who wins?


The Globe's Matthew Gilbert observes, quite correctly, that landing Sarah Palin is a nice coup for Fox News.Here's my question: is it as beneficial for...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 11, 2010