Thank goodness our feisty tabloid managed to get the Metro back on the front page today - along with a photo of an obviously criminal Metro hawker deliberately hiding his face from a photographer. I can't believe they waited three whole days between page-1 Metro stories!
But just out of curiosity, I wonder what other stories might have warranted front-page Herald coverage today? Let's see:
Historic Jamaica Plain church burns to the ground just as members were finally rebuilding after an arson attack in the 1970s. Nah, not as important to readers as the news that the New York Times doesn't care that a part owner of the Metro's parent is a European broadcaster that, gasp, shows naked people on one of its many channels on a continent where, horrors, people walk around on beaches with no clothes on.
BU covers up the news that researchers infected themselves with a potential bioweapon. Oops, sorry, the Globe broke that story.
Salem cops bust two pimp-daddy wannabes using porn to train their teeny-bopper ho's. Yawn. How boring. Now the New York Times shrugging off the news that a Swedish company that owns part of Metro's parent broadcasts porn - zowie!
Former Pats star arraigned on heroin charges. Why would anybody care about a Pats player this week? Not when the New York Times is refusing to do anything about the fact that a part owner of Metro's parent is showing salacious videos in Europe!
Wussy outgoing attorney general refuses to try for death sentence against Dorchester gangbangers. You'd think this would have Herald frontpage outrage written all over it, but, yeah, that would surely pale next to the outrage all of us must feel that the New York Times, oh, well, you know the drill by now ...
The Globe today reports that Deval Patrick is thinking of running for governor.
As with their extensive coverage of Boston City Council candidate Sam Yoon, however, the Globe never asks (or reports) why.
Grr! It's such a simple question: "Why do you want to be governor/city councillor/dog catcher?" Why can't the Globe reporters get their noses out of their inside-baseball asses for a moment (Oooh, "he could be Barack Obama of Massachusetts", they quote one insider - who happens to be the guy's advisor, yeah, real objective analysis there) and give us answers to the Five W's first?
... Boston meteorologists need to lighten up and give a straight forecast. The forecast last night called tonight's anticipated "snowstorm" as one that will be plowable.
Geez. What's the alternative? That New England shuts down for four days because the plows can't get out?
You wonder: Back in 1941, at what point did Yankees fans realize that Joe DiMaggio was heading for a record-breaking hitting streak? When did they get the sense they were watching something amazing unfold? I think it must be something like what you might feel now reading the Herald: The spunky little tabloid came through in the clutch today with its fifth front-page Metro story in a row. And ya gotta love the picture of a crumpled-up Metro sitting on top of some trash, as well as nice objective statements such as:
But the dirty little detail suggests executives from the Times and Globe may have rushed through early due dilligence on the $16.5 million agreement.