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Vito Fossella Denies The Media A Third Ring For Their New York Political Circus

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.11.2013 | New York

The New York Observer's Colin Campbell made good use of the sudden return of Eliot Spitzer to the political limelight, corralling the would-be New Yor...

NYC Moms Smoke Pot To Unwind: New York Post

Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

More moms are tokin', according to a trend piece in today's New York Post. Among the research, the article features anecdotal evidence from Brooklyn ...

Jason Linkins

Reviled Corporations Suddenly Doing Some Nice Things For Humans, Occasionally

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The unwritten law of journalism is that you need three examples of a thing to make a "trend piece." But shouldn't journalists stay abreast of such things, and warn people when trends are emerging? Not if the trends are idiotic, New York Times Style section! I can't help noticing, though, that in recent days two nearly-universally reviled corporate behemoths have published studies that actually contribute an unalloyed good to actual humans. Will there be a third?

Jason Linkins

New York Times Baffled By Teenagers Hugging

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It happens to all of us, at one time or another. You're out there, just living your life. And then you suddenly catch a glimpse of the New York Time...