And Hingham unsubscribes from the Globe en masse

Ladies and gentlemen, your new Boston Globe editor: Brian McGrory.



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Mike Barnicle with less charm....or imagination?

The two sides of Brian McGrory

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As an editor, I think he'll do fine. Globe coverage of the city of Boston under his reign as metro editor really improved. Before him, the paper seemed like it should just rename itself the 128 Globe because it seemed to have forgotten why it was called the Boston Globe.

Which was kind of surprising, given that he once wrote a column about how city government bored him, which gets to:

Brian McGrory, prig columnist. He did occasionally write a good, gripping column that made you think, but all too often he simply succumbed to Globe Thumbsucking Disease, in which he fancied himself far more clever than he actually was (witness his always stupid Red Sox columns and his annual springtime column on why Boston sucks). Why, I once called him an idiot.

But I guess that doesn't matter now, since he's probably not going to be writing columns anymore. What will be interesting to see is if a true ink-stained wretch can preside over the Globe's continued evolution into an online news organization. The Globe did some cool online stuff with the Bowdoin-Geneva series (in particular, the Instagram photos). Will that continue?

He hates cyclists

Being a journalist, I'm surprised McGrory has been so arrogant about cyclists. I've read his columns and heard him on the radio, and man, he's bad.

Here's an example

I have to admit...

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That was my first thought. Hates bikes, loves Golden Retrievers. On that limited basis, I get the impression that he's more of a suburb guy than a city guy, Roslindale or no.

By arrogant you mean ...

... daring to actually use and assert the rights to the roadways we are legally entitled to.

Otherwise, see Masshole bicyclus a subgroup of Masshole, the most dangerous subgroup of which is Massholeus Motorus, by any and all statistics on the subject.

Never said that

Never said that, never will.
I expected more from a journalist, never mind the editor.

Bicyclists hate the choice

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As BostonBiker puts it:

That's right, the new editor of the globe is known bike hater, and all together irrational and misguided man, Brian McGory.

Reminds me of the scene

in "Seeking a friend for the end of the world" where Steve Carell, despite being told the world is ending shortly, still goes into work.

There a nice man from HR asks the few employees left if they want to fill any recently available positions. He then asks;

"Chief Financial Officer.....anyone want to be CFO?"

It's kinda like that...