A roving UHub correspondent thought there was something familiar about today's Herald front page, which featured a gloved hand holding a syringe to illustrate an end-of-the-world headline about state oversight of that fungus-infested Framingham pharmacy. Sure enough, he rummaged around and discovered the Herald had used the same exact stock photo a year or so ago to illustrated a front-page, end-of-the-world headline about people selling themselves as human guinea pigs for drug tests. Only today's version didn't feature the white-coated guy holding a fistful of dollar in the other hand.
Hmm, what could the Herald use Needleman for next?
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Daniel Wagner surveys Kevin Paul Dupont's hatred of bloggers, counters that Dupont is just a bitter old ink-stained wretch unable to research his assertions.
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Local theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.
Among the press types who rushed to West Roxbury yesterday on word of a possibly bad crash involving a police cruiser was Alex Jones, a freelancer who specializes in "spot news" (i.e., things like car crashes). He tweets:
Had a @BostonPolice officer threaten to take my cameras for photographing in a public space today w/o his permission.
Naturally, he took the guy's photo.
BPD Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey tweeted this morning he will review the situation.
You may recall how, last summer, a federal appeals court said people have the right to photograph police in public places, as long as they're not interfering with the police - after which the city paid out $170,000 to settle a lawsuit by a lawyer arrested on the Common for photographing officers making an arrest there.
The Phoenix's Chris Faraone, down in New York for the Occupy Wall Street anniversary protest, tweets he was among those arrested:
I just got out of jail. Was arrested despite screaming over and over that I'm a journalist.
Huffington Post reports the Mass. GOP barred a Globe reporter from a vote last night on whether to adopt a state platform that would include a call for ban on all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, and which would come out against same-sex marriage.
Some Republican muscle is quoted as saying he strongarmed the Globie out of the vote to make sure a Worcester Telegram and Gazette reporter had a fair shake at covering the debate, in what must have been a telephone booth or cardboard box in which there just wasn't enough room for the media horde of, um, two reporters. As these things so often do nowadays, the debate moved onto Twitter, where the Republican bouncer said the Globe reporter (and the Phoenix's David Bernstein) should just go work for Elizabeth Warren.
In the end, it seems, our little Party of Lincoln tabled the whole thing.
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"The backlash has caught the notice of biotechnology leaders, who are asking whether the industry is still welcome in Cambridge," Robert Weisman wrote on Saturday.
This would indeed be an interesting story - if there were any examples in this story of biotechnology leaders asking that. There aren't.
Tsk: Globe fails to mention Michael Flaherty's role in jumpstarting an entire generation of Boston feministsBy adamg - 8/25/12 - 6:22 pm
Joy of Sox is no longer getting much joy from Sox games - and not just because of what's going on on the field:
NESN gives us worthless "tours" of concrete hallways in other stadiums and asinine non-baseball segments. Worse than that, the network often fails to show the action on the field.
Announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy have become sad parodies of themselves. While Orsillo still calls a decent play-by-play, he also swamps viewers with waves of useless information between pitches and batters. Remy, ostensibly an analyst, offers no analysis whatsoever.
The state court system today opened up registration for bloggers who want the same ability as mainstream-media reporters and photographers to record and report in courtrooms.
The court system's new access rule, which goes into effect Sept. 17, will, for the first time, grant citizen journalists the ability to record trials, arraignments and certain other proceedings on a routine basis:
So why now? It's time; that’s all. I’ve covered the events I wanted to cover. I reached a goal with the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011 to have covered championships in all four primary pro sports. I've covered 29 Final Fours. London has been my 11th Olympics. I even did a dog show. I am fulfilled.
But there is something else. I occasionally come across some things I wrote years ago, and I say to myself, "I did that?" And I know in my heart I really couldn't match that effort today. That's all a writer needs to know.
Oh, wait, sorry, no, they're just going to start airing Rush Limbaugh's daily bleats. Also, Michele McPhee will be taking Tom Finneran's old spot in the morning.
Seems Aaron Kushner of Wellesley, who kept failing in bids to buy newspapers until he finally managed to grab a group best known for the Orange County Register, still wants to buy the Globe.
After rushing to Channel 25 to defend America from evil terrorist Muslim murals on the Greenway, the Flying Internet Truthiness Squad rushed back to the Herald this morning to defend America from evil terrorist Muslims out to get Christians, Sikhs and God-fearin' gun owners.
Since they sometimes seem stuck in 1982. Today's review of the Mazda Miata is by a self-professed macho manly man who reports he gets "worked up" when people call the Miata a "chick car" because it's macho enough even for a big, strapping manly man like him, although really only if you drive the Special Edition, with the black wheels and a black top that give it "some badass cred." Some specific quotes:
Layoffs are involved. The new pub will be called the Phoenix, rather than the Boston Stuff or Stuffnix. Key question: Will they still run those "adult services" ads?
South Boston native Billy Baker has a long exposition in the Globe today on the decline of Olde South Boston. His initial point seems to be that all the reality shows being filmed there will make Southie the laughingstock of America by turning it into Jersey Shore North. But read the whole thing and you get to the point where he explains that Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and starry-eyed young women who just couldn't control themselves destroyed the Southie of old:
GOOD WILL HUNTING has turned out to be a double-edged sword. It captured something great about Southie and at the same time ruined it forever. Because what I saw after that was unbelievable: Young women would get out of college and choose to move to Southie. Sure, it's close to downtown, but the real reason they were moving was because they were subconsciously thinking they were going to find "a Southie" like Matt and Ben. Everything else followed them, namely young guys. That's how everything changed. That's how the old Southie reality ended.
Added bonus anecdote: Be sure to look for the part about how some Southie guy moved to Dorchester to stay out of trouble, but just couldn't help himself when he went back for a visit and some young punk called him a yuppie. Twice. So of course he decked him. But since he's part of that generation of more sensitive Southie lads, he felt a little bad about it.
Four, John Carroll reports, adding that left the Herald no space at all to cover the Mittstakes out of London.