Peter Kafka

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Dish Toots Its Own Horn, Since CBS Won’t

Maybe the Dish/CBS/CNET imbroglio will fade away. But not if Charlie Ergen and company can help it. And the New York Times’ ad department is happy to help.

Here, via  Nieman Journalism Lab’s Justin Ellis, is the full-page thumb-in-the-eye Dish ran in the Times’ Sunday “A” section today. As Ellis notes, some people still see value in print ads.

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”