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Murdoch mishegoss

Never mind that Rupert Murdoch is shelling out better than $2 billion to buy Metromedia’s seven TV stations. Never mind that he’s then turning around and reselling Boston’s WCVB-TV, Channel 5 to the Hearst Corporation for an astounding $450 million.
The new brand of gonzo journalism
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  May 07, 2010

26. John Thain

This former Merrill Lynch executive who used federal bailout bucks to remodel his office to the tune of $1.2 million might be a serious pud; but at least the d-bag got to flush his career down a $35,000 toilet bowl.
This former Merrill Lynch executive who used federal bailout bucks to remodel his office to the tune of $1.2 million might be a serious pud; but at least the d-bag got to flush his career down a $35,000 toilet bowl.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Red all over

If there's one group of professionals whose job insecurity rivals that of the Detroit auto worker, it's the men and women who make America's newspapers.
The Globe needs 50 buyout volunteers. So far, few are cooperating — and that likely means bloodshed on Morrissey Boulevard.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 25, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009

Question the answers

Lemoine is certainly not an incompetent doody-head. He’s a reckless weasel.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 17, 2008

No raises — it gets better

FairPoint, as you might expect, has been in a tizzy.
Fewer workers are also part of FairPoint’s plan to remain solvent
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 20, 2007


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Exclusive: No raises for seven years

Shareholders will be worse off than customers — apparently even more so than they’re expecting.
That’s just one way FairPoint plans to pay for northern New England's Verizon buyout
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 14, 2007

Covering heroes

I was fascinated by your article about firefighters and hero worship.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 26, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 24, 2007
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Aesthetic genius

When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 30, 2007
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Internet disconnect

If only our state officials thought about fiber.
Getting online in Maine can be painfully slow. And the planned Verizon-FairPoint merger won’t help.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 22, 2007
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Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007


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Futures of WCLZ, WCYI, WTOS in limbo

Local radio station 98.9 WCLZ is going up for sale, and its future is unknown.
Portland buzz
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 06, 2007
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Culture war

One media outlet swallows another, jobs are lost and egos bruised, and allegations of bad faith fly.
Last year’s New Times–Village Voice media merger pitted two kinds of journalism against each other. Guess who won?
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 02, 2007