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Maureen Dowd

Middle-Aged Film Critic Writes a Book Railing Against Snark; Man on Internet Agrees

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Remington

As Denby says, snark is like a middle-school rumor: vicious, authorless, and anyone who objects gets slagged as having no sense of humor. It's good that he's publicly objecting.

The Right (or Wrong) to Bare Arms

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vanessa Richmond

With her bare biceps, Michelle Obama is carving out a new style and role for first ladies and for women generally. It's making some people, possibly those wearing tight fitting suits, very uncomfortable.

David Brooks Fears First Lady's Biceps

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

If this doesn't say it all about the spineless upper echelons of the traditional media. First you've got Brooks offended because the First Lady has sculpted biceps where he doesn't. Secondly, you've got Maureen Dowd writing a column on it.

Dowd To Michelle Obama: Don't Cover Up Your Biceps

New York Times | Maureen Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let's face it: The only bracing symbol of American strength right now is the image of Michelle Obama's sculpted biceps. Her husband urges bold action,...

Whom Not to Marry

Christine Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christine Whelan

Last summer Maureen Dowd wrote a column entitled "An Ideal Husband" featuring love advice from Fr. Pat Connor, a 79-year-old Catholic priest based in Bordentown, NJ.

Dowd: Obama Gave "Kiss Of Life" To "Flat-Lining Republican Tax Cut Fetishists"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once upon a time, America thought Prince Charming would glide in and kiss her, reviving her from a coma induced by a poison apple of greed, deceit, ca...

Maureen Dowd Compares Daschle To 9/11

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her New York Times column Wednesday, Maureen Dowd suggests that Tom Daschle's withdrawal from contention as nominee to run Health and Human Service...

Dowd's Snark Shoots Up, Down

Nancy Kruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Kruh

In his book, Snark David Denby describes Maureen Dowd as "essentially sour and without hope," but my evidence, I believe, proves him wrong.

With Apologies To Maureen Dowd

Ellyn Spragins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ellyn Spragins

The first useful trick I learned as an aspiring journalist was cynicism. No, that's not quite right. Off-handed, world-weary cynicism. That was the ticket.

Jason Linkins

Maureen Dowd Goes Buck Wild On Bankers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times' Maureen Dowd woke up with an insatiable appetite for the blood of Merrill Lynch redecoration buff John Thain, and has thus come down on "feckless financiers" like the Guns of Navarone.

Jason Linkins

Forbes Credits NYT's MoDo With Liberalism, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Forbes Magazine has assembled this list of "The 25 Most Influential Liberals In The U.S. Media," and somehow or another, Maureen Dowd of the New York ...

Scheduled: Hillary's Convention Catharsis

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Now that Hillary Clinton's name will be placed into nomination at the Democratic National Convention, heads up everyone: Maureen Dowd's next over-the-top, anti-Hillary column is coming.

An Early Valentine's Day for Hillary

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Most of the senators spent most of their allotted time during the hearing tooting their own horns or praising Clinton rather than scrutinizing her.

Will Anyone in the Media Ever Cop To Helping Create Much of the Alleged Clinton "Drama"?

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Kettmann

If you're Maureen Dowd you can write "Clinton" and "drama" week after week and then with not a twitch of shame or embarrassment, write, "Whenever the Clintons are mentioned, the talk soon turns to drama."

White Pundits: Make Some Black Friends Before Opining on Obama Effect

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gail Vida Hamburg

In her Nov 8, '08 column, Maureen Dowd attempted to elucidate the stunning new history of our young country by talking about what Obama meant to African Americans.

A Shout-Out for My Neighbor, Hillary

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

On election night as we proudly watched our new president-elect we wondered what Hillary felt as she watched in her Dutch Colonial down the road.

David Geffen Talks Clintons, Dowd, And The Private Obama

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

David Geffen is no dummy. When I called him today, he knew exactly what I wanted to talk about: "Maureen's column, right?" he said before I could fini...

Are We Rome? Naaah.

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

It appeals to my vanity to believe, as Maureen Dowd and Sarah Palin do, that we are living in the End of Days; but the facts suggest that the American Century may very well give way to the American Millennium.

Jason Linkins

Maureen Dowd Reacts To Being Tossed From McCain Plane | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, we learned that the McCain campaign had barred New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd from traveling on their plane, stranding her a...

Not a Bailout - A Rescue

Jean Chatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jean Chatzky

If credit dries up and there is no plan, more of your neighbors will lose their homes. Those homes will sit empty because potential buyers will not be able to come up with financing.

Jason Linkins

Kurtz: Journos Checking Their Tongues On Palin, McCain Cracks Down On Dowd | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Frankly, I don't know what the point of having a press is if they cannot cut through the fog of conversation to offer a sincere assessment of Sarah Palin's acumen.

Maureen Dowd Is Very Good At Outsourcing Her Column

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maureen Dowd's latest column is #1 on the New York Times most-emailed list (aka 'MEL'), but technically it's not all hers — this week, she offered u...

Jason Linkins

Maureen Dowd Quotes Guys And Dolls, Causes Massive Brain Aneurysm | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just wanted to share the precise moment where Maureen Dowd's column from this morning caused every single one of the neurons in my brain to simultan...

Humor: Our First Female President

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Winer

Worth reading, Maureen Dowd's op-ed in today's Times. Summary -- the McC choice of Palin is the plot of a low budget chick flick. Now, picking up the...

P.O.W., It's the New Teflon

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

McCain has been tweaking his P.O.W. story, with some variation, for many years. For Democrats, critiquing its overuse is too little, too late.