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Advertising Reporter Is Hearing Things in Super Bowl Ads

The Times' advertising writer: "Then, too, there was the unfortunate homonym at the heart of a commercial from Prudential Financial, titled 'What Can a Rock Do?' The problem with the spot, created ...

CNN Reporter Complains of Billions Spent on Iraq

Joshua Levs cites only left-leaning budget items as missed opportunities.

Friends of God Not Friendly to Evangelicals

Why bother trying to discover who evangelical Christians are, when all you're really doing is reinforcing tired old stereotypes?

The "Enormity" of Oil Profits by Exxon and Shell?

Clifford Krauss makes a strange word choice to describe record profits by the oil companies Exxon and Shell.

The Times Buries Good Economic News, Emphasizes Hypothetical Bad News

Economics reporter Vikas Bajaj puts forth his usual sunny outlook: "The road ahead promises to be a long, hard slog as corporate profits are starting to slow." Meanwhile, the higher-than-expected ...

Thomas Friedman: Soviet Union Died Due to Low Oil Prices, Not Ronald Reagan

Columnist Friedman says it was low oil prices that killed the Soviet Union, "not because of anything Ronald Reagan did."

The Times Jumps to a Pro-Democrat Conclusion on Fla. Voting Machines

The Times jumps to a pro-Democrat conclusion in its lead story on Florida replacing its touch-screen voting machines: "In Sarasota County last November, more than 18,000 voters who used ...

CNN's Velshi Argues Boosting Minimum Wage Could Boost the Economy

Business reporter says higher-paid workers will spend more, but fails to take into account lost jobs, lost hours, lost profitability from businesses.

Post's Givhan Continues Complaint about Skinny Models

Writer attacks industry for thin model preference, but could just as well gripe about customers who drive the New York market.

Super Bowl Promoters Make Offensive Calls

NFL cracks down on a church, but plays footsie with a racy advertiser.
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