Boston Herald

By - 10/29/09 - 10:01 am

Yeah, it's just a Simpsons image, and everybody does it, but a paper that's gone on a crusade against city workers who actually know how to use the Internet might want to spend a second in introspection. Like, maybe Herald honchos might want to ask Jules Crittenden, one of their editors, why he's posting political rants on his personal blog during work hours.

But maybe I'm wrong about that last one and Herald reporters just work wacky hours. That might explain why they think a Twitter post at 10:11 p.m. was done during work hours.

And let's not forget one of the reporters on the story posts music reviews on his blog during work hours.

By - 10/28/09 - 12:16 am
Wedge and Heslam
Hacks yuk it up on Facebook.

With nothing else happening at City Hall this week, the Herald sics reporters Dave Wedge and Jessica Heslam on city staffers who post on Facebook and Twitter during work hours.

Oh, God, the horror! Why, it takes sheer seconds to post something to Facebook or Twitter. And never mind city-council aides work nights and weekends or that the Herald's poster girl, Amy Derjue, was hired in part because of her social-networking skills. You know, to reach people who don't read newspapers.

But, look: Heslam has her own Facebook account. So does hubby Wedge. What are they using them for? Unlike Derjue, they keep their Facebook activity secret. What are they hiding?

Ooh, insinuation is fun!

By - 10/26/09 - 1:27 pm

At Blue Mass. Group, David Kravits makes the case. At issue: What Coakley said in response to some question by Janet Wu on Channel 5's new political show. Speaking of which, wonders when the adults will show up on the show:

... In the three episodes of this show I have watched (I skipped Christy), I have continually been struck by how the guests just run circles around the hosts, who are clearly overmatched. Even Pagliuca, who is a neophyte in the political world, handled the Channel 5 team easily. ...

By - 10/19/09 - 1:31 pm

Herald Publisher Pat Purcell says the paper could start charting a subscription for online access to its stories by next year, the Herald reports, adding, however, that Purcell also said he realizes it might not work unless the Globe also agrees to charge.

You may recall the Herald used to charge for access to its columns but ended that when it appeared few people wanted to pay to read them.

The Boston Business Journal has more.

By - 10/13/09 - 12:42 pm

With beer pong now linked to swine-flu outbreaks, my God, what's next? The Herald demands answers.

By - 10/13/09 - 8:29 am

So the Fire Department puts out a $100,000 fire in a prominent Chinatown restaurant and uncovers illegal living quarters and possibly a gambling den in the seven floors above it. The Herald has the story. The Globe doesn't.

By - 10/1/09 - 9:51 am

"Ernie Boch III" has been trying to convince Blue Mass. Group readers to boycott advertisers on Howie Carr's radio show (he's even posted a handy list of advertisers and contact info). Must be having some effect: The Herald today fires back with the news that Ernie Boch III is not, in fact, the car dealer (whom the Herald gives space to to complain about the imposter).

By - 9/28/09 - 3:29 pm

The Globe reports Howie Carr smashed his car into a telphone pole in Wellesley yesterday afternoon. He's OK, but was cited for disregarding marked lanes. The telephone pole, however, did not survive.

By - 9/15/09 - 9:18 am

Thanks to the Herald, we know today that that Southie girl waiting for some alleged West Virginia yokel to take her away wasn't just troubled. She was a goth. The Herald reports the two met online at And as the Herald notes:, where Confere encountered the girl, is an online social networking group for people obsessed with gloom and doom.

By - 9/5/09 - 9:08 am

Headline: Shark sightings put Cape on alert.

Story: "Year-round residents aren't fazed."

A real newspaper would hire some gruff, squint-eyed sea captain so the reporter could get into a shark cage and go mano-a-finno with the Great Beast. Surely, two-fisted Herald maritime reporter O'Ryan Johnson isn't scared of a little fish, is he?

By - 8/31/09 - 10:56 am

John Carroll compares the two papers' coverage of EMC co-founder Richard Egan's death.

Via Dan Kennedy.

By - 7/26/09 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Herald will stop distributing "Uncle Henry's Swap or Sell It Guide," which has been linked to illegal gun trafficking in Boston, the Globe and E&P report.

By - 7/26/09 - 11:01 am

"High traffic volumes" again. Who knew Joe Fitzgerald was so popular these days?

By - 7/24/09 - 1:35 pm

So why is like a good pillow?

It's down.

Dead site
By - 7/20/09 - 1:12 pm

It's table-turning time as Ian Rapoport is interviewed by Boston Sports Media Watch's Bruce Allen.

By - 7/19/09 - 11:15 am

Paper sets up Misery Index to reveal why we're all standing by the bathtub with a toaster. Will the Dig include the Misery Index in its Bean Counter quality-of-life index next week?

By - 7/15/09 - 10:29 am

Who knew? Doug Bailey, formerly of the Globe, reads them enough to work himself into a lather in print today.

I agree with his basic point: The comments represent the basest form of humanity, from the sort of people who blame Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton (and now, of course, Barack Obama) every time somebody gets mugged in Roxbury.

But you know what, Doug? Your pals at Morrissey Boulevard and Herald Square share the blame.

By - 6/29/09 - 1:59 pm

Adam Reilly notes the glee with which the Herald's Laurel Sweet covers the issue of pervs driving ice-cream trucks even though Sweet is forced to acknowledge that the problem is "incredibly, a rarity nationwide."

By - 6/26/09 - 3:54 pm

Blacko?Just got word of a protest at 1 Herald Square at 4 over the Herald's "FADE TO BLACKO" cover today. Protesers say it was racist and offensive to Boston's black community:

Michael Jackson was an icon and should be respected!

If you were there, post a report.