The crux of the Banner's argument is that it never took city loans, because the loans - for which it's made one payment in four years - actually came from "the Boston Local Development Corp., a nonprofit corporation with an independent board of trustees."
For some reason, the Banner doesn't then add that the corporation is an affiliate of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which provides much of its funds and which is run by a board of directors appointed by the mayor. But maybe that would undercut its argument that the Globe was being irresponsible in calling the loans "city" loans.
The Banner also notes that the Globe got Publisher Mel Miller's age mixed up with that of former state Rep. Mel King, and says that's proof the Globe thinks all blacks are alike.
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