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Dueling Quotes…Or Why I Prefer the Editorial Pages

By: Arment Dietrich | June 5, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Brigitte Lyons What is “fair and balanced” coverage?A. A controversial news item written off the input of one expert source, orB. A story that includes quotes from experts on opposite sides of a hot-button issue? This is pretty obvious, right? The answer can only be…B. If a reporter takes the time to interview pundits who clearly disagree with each other and voice their [&hellip
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Bar Stars have gone to Preparation H…Really?

By: Arment Dietrich | June 4, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Thomas ShortAccording to Rob the Bouncer, author of Clublife, New York City is experiencing a new drug on the streets. Yes I couldn’t believe my own eyes while reading about the news coverage lately on the abuse of Preparation H. There is only one thing that comes to mind when I think of the medical treatment and that’s that the cream goes where [&hellip
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Internal Communications Reflect Client Service

By: Arment Dietrich | June 4, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Liz Pope Often times, internal communications indicate how a business executes external or client communications. While a lot of businesses claim to provide top-notch customer relations, arguably, their inner workings don’t always reflect these values, creating what we refer to as “spin.” At Arment Dietrich, we are what we preach, as indicated by our core values of client service, entrepreneurial spirit, and driven [&hellip
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What is Faster?

By: Arment Dietrich | June 3, 2008 | 
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By Morgan Smith On May 31, 2008, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set a new world record in the 100 meter dash, posting a time of 9.72 seconds. In even less time than that, people were asking themselves if Bolt was a cheater, and had used performance enhancing drugs to best the previous mark. The use of performance enhancing drugs has a long history in track and [&hellip
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"Plagiarism"

By: Arment Dietrich | May 30, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Courtney Lawrence Did a Naperville principal go too far when he and the valedictorian plagiarized portions of their commencement speech for the class of 2008?  Two hundred angry letters and concerned parents seem to think so.  Naperville Central High School Principal, Jim Caudill’s future is in the hands of school district 203’s superintendent.  And the outlook doesn’t seem to be written too clearly.  [&hellip
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Green Leadership

By: Arment Dietrich | May 29, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Ayanna Green The man behind GE’s “ecomagination” was showcased in Business Week’s March 4, 2008 article.  GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt had tough opposition to his green initiative ideas back in 2004 although it made good business sense.  He decided to partner with a GreenOrder, an environmental consulting firm that creates ways to measure and evaluate the environmental initiatives.  According to GE’s Web site [&hellip
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Liver Alone!!!

By: Arment Dietrich | May 22, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Cory Sealey Grab your forks; the asinine foie gras ban the police state of Chicago enacted in April of 2006 has been officially repealed.  Although the ban is still in effect until June 11th, common sense has at last trumped the massive amount of spin and mis-information many anti-foie advocates had put out for public consumption. (get it? consumption)  Foie gras is the [&hellip
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America: Flying High?

By: Arment Dietrich | May 21, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Maggie Hassler The Result of U.S. airlines struggling with raising fuel costs is the inevitable raising of ticket prices. Rather than increase the cost of flights, airlines are adding obscure fees. Airline tactics for staying afloat with rising fuel prices include adding surcharges and charging extra for overweight bags, legroom, and other amenities. According to Market Watch, American Airlines is trimming capacity and [&hellip
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Wired magazine, promoting the user

By: Arment Dietrich | May 20, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Elizabeth Holland In this month’s issue of Wired the front page feature gives readers tips on how to enhance brain function with “12 Ways to Super-Charge Your Brain”. One section, “Give Your Intellect a Boost-Just Say Yes to Doing the Right Drugs!” highlights or should I say promotes the use of “brain enhancing” drugs – some legal some not. Their research was based [&hellip
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Real beauty?

By: Arment Dietrich | May 19, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Angela Loiacono The Dove real beauties campaign used to be a glowing example of accepting bodies that weren’t rail thin and celebrating females that might *gasp* actually eat. According to an article by Lauren Collins of The New Yorker, quite a bit of retouching went into the Dove campaign.  Pascal Dangin, an employee of Box Studios who worked with Annie Leibovitz on the [&hellip
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