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

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Reviled Corporations Suddenly Doing Some Nice Things For Humans, Occasionally | 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?

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New York Times Baffled By Teenagers Hugging | 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...