Archives: September 2007

Rupert Murdoch: Self-Described 'Billionaire Tyrant'

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 27

I've been looking online for this forever, and big thanks to Jack Shafer and Slate for finally putting it up. Launch this Slate video and scroll ahead to 4:15, to...

I Don't Care If It's 2007. This Is Still The Best Campaign Song Of '08

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 25

Hillary Clinton chose a freaking Celine Dion song for her campaign theme. Hip-hoppers Roy Shivers and King Solomon roll their own for GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul. And it’s awesome....

MicrosoftGoogleFacebook Pile-up

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 25

The excellent and exhaustive piece in the Wall Street Journal spends a lotta time focusing on the travails of Microsoft's media and advertising operations. Should this, by chance, point you...

MoveOn and the New York Times: The Current State of Play

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 24

Once you factor out all of the hyperventilating, here is what is actually happening vis-à-vis MoveOn.org’s “Betray Us?” ad: 1. The lefties at MoveOn, who allegedly got a sweetheart deal...

Sure Has Been Quiet Around Here . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 24

. . . and my apologies for it. My wife and I were dealing with a death in her family last week, which had me out of the office...

WSJ's Robert Frank Nears Prime Job, Evades Murdoch's Wrath?

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 17

WSJ leaning towards selecting an outstanding lead dog for its for-the-richies upcoming monthly magazine Pursuits: Rich-person specialist (and Wealth Report blogger) Robert Frank, who just penned the sharp and enormously...

More Tediousness In Re: Alleged Liberal Media Bias

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 14

Kerfluffle over the (heavily discounted) MoveOn.org ad that appeared in the New York Times this week, etc., whatever, so not even close to the craziest ad I've seen in that,...

Annotating the New York Times Co.'s August Numbers

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 12

I want to say that by not being a complete disaster, The New York Times Co.'s August results are actually pretty good. But that would be over-optimistic. Nevertheless, said results...

Department Of They Don't Write 'Em Like That Anymore

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 11

The cultural archaeologists at WFMU dig up a rather cool theme song from one of the most overtly crazily-titled treats of all time. (And one that once had unusually good...

The Horrible Inevitability Of Tila Tequila

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 07

It should have been blindingly obvious that Tila Tequila's MySpace fame would continue migrating offline, and indeed it has. First, the record deal; now the reality show. From Variety: [MTV]...

Beth Comstock, NBC Universal, and GE

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 05

My colleague Diane Brady just wrote an excellent blog post about the New York Post report that has NBC digital honcho Beth Comstock heading back to GE headquarters. In it...

Business 2.0 Finally Shuttered

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 05

Business 2.0 gets shuttered by Time Inc., and so the Grim Reaper claims another victim in ’07. This is actually an anticlimax at this point. Reportage about this pending move...

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