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How to Win a Campaign News Cycle, Criticizing The New York Times, and RIP to HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

Plus, Bryan and Davis discuss Al Michaels sitting out the playoffs


Bryan and David kick off the show with a media memorial service for HBO’s Real Sports, which will air its final episode after 29 seasons (0:33); then they get into how to win a campaign news cycle (4:17) and James Bennet’s piece criticizing The New York Times (16:49). Later, in the Notebook Dump, they discuss Al Michaels, who’s sitting out the playoffs, and who NBC will have in his place (27:30). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.

Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker
Producer: Brian H. Waters

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