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George Simpson

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Call it exactly as you see it. If history proves you are wrong, then tough luck on you - (John Simon, 1976)

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  • Fake News: Shut Up And Listen in MediaDailyNews on 12/01/2016

    You probably looked at the headline on this column and said to yourself, "Oh Christ, not another story on fake news?!?!"

  • Hillary Undone By Twitter? I Doubt It in MediaDailyNews on 11/17/2016

    While I am trying to be an adult about this and stop whining about The Donald as our next president, the New York Times this week decided to exalt social media and how it helped that moron win the election.

  • It's Mourning Again In America in MediaDailyNews on 11/09/2016

    While the mainstream media gives itself a good thrashing for underestimating the "white male without a college education" voter and pollsters try to defend their invoices, it is frightening to me that nearly 60 million Americans would buy what Trump was selling.

  • Kiss The Truth Goodbye in MediaDailyNews on 11/03/2016

    This week, 'The New York Times' rehashed the notion that there's a lot of crap on the Internet that is false, but that as long as it reinforces your POV, you tend not to care that it is bullshit.

  • Do Not Read This Column Without A Credit Card In Your Hand in MediaDailyNews on 10/27/2016

    How do you say to a child, "Your physical body will only get worse for the rest of your life. Today is your peak, and it only goes downhill from here"? And she is only eight or nine years old?

  • What The 'NYT' Gave Up When They Forced Me To Digital in MediaDailyNews on 10/20/2016

    Politico this week reported on a fascinating study by a couple of University of Texas profs that pretty much says that, in the rush to repurpose and extend editorial content onto the Web, editors and publishers made a colossal business blunder that has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Read This And Lose 15 Lbs Overnight in MediaDailyNews on 10/13/2016

    According to ProPublica, The New York Times is among many sites that use software to evaluate different headlines for news articles. Two to five headlines are randomly shown to site visitors until the system can determine the most popular headline.

  • Another Reason Not To Take Sick Days in MediaDailyNews on 10/06/2016

    Apparently IBM experimented with Watson, its cognitive computing platform, to see if it could help Big Blue better manage its approximately $53 million online ad buys. Turns out the Big Blue Box reduced the company's average cost per click by 35%, and by as much as 71%.

  • HAL: 'I Am Sorry Frank, This Doesn't Compute' in MediaDailyNews on 09/29/2016

    That talkative computer from "2001: A Space Odyssey" takes on the advertising world.

  • An Outsider's Guide To Ad Week in MediaDailyNews on 09/22/2016

    At last count, next week's navel-gazing Advertising Fest in New York consists of 126,543 ways to kill an hour of your time listening to people who really are no smarter than you talk about problems they can't solve and opportunities that might evaporate with the morning dew.

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