The Dig reports a Globe column on the history of the word "scofflaw" notes its Boston roots but uses the passive voice to avoid mentioning the role of the Herald in popularizing the word.
WEEI's Kirk Minihane says they're all out to get him because of their agendas, not just because he said something really stupid about Erin Andrews. Minihane explains what he says is the Globe's agenda (they have four writers who get paid to appear on 'EEI's archenemy station); doesn't really lay out the Herald's or Olbermann's agendas, except to say they have them. Oh, yeah,... Read more
Over at the Globe, Ty Burr loves Tom Cruise's latest movie:
The fact is that this is a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.
Over at the Herald, though, James Verniere couldn't wait to get out of the theater:
â€śEdge of Tomorrowâ€ť is two hours of sci-fi, rewind-repeat eye-agony.... Read more
Neither the Globe nor Kirsner have a problem with him running forums that rake in money from local high-tech entrepreneurs of the sort he writes about as a freelancing Globe columnist, but the Boston Business Journal noses around.
UPDATE: Herald stands by story, calling it "not only excellent, but important, leading as it did to a Department of Corrections investigation and certain reform measures."
Chris King, who has been reporting on Joanna Marinova's lawsuit against the Herald in Suffolk Superior Court, reports the jury today found for Marinova in her claims that the Herald and reporter Jessica Van Sack libeled her... Read more
Dan Kennedy has a tip for the crusty columnist - and his apparently on-an-extended-break copy editor:
When mocking someone for misspelling a state legislatorâ€™s name, try extra hard not to misspell the name of a congresswoman.
CommonWealth reports Herald owner Pat Purcell paid a visit to John Henry's Brookline manse to
offer his condolences give his regards, to see if there are any further ways the two media outlets could work together (the Globe already prints the Herald) and, maybe, to caution about possibly moving the Globe's printing operations from Morrissey Boulevard to the Telegram and Gazette printing plant in... Read more
The Herald is sparing no space in its effort to crucify a Globe reporter who tweeted he was tired of the way "Boston Strong" has been commercialized, a thought that no good Bostonian has ever uttered.
A marathon bombing victim yesterday brushed off snarky social media charges that... Read more
Adrian Walker tweets that the Rev. Eugene Rivers, who screamed from the front page of the Herald that blacks are to blame for Tuesday's results, hasn't voted in well over a decade. And this alleged active backer of Charlotte Golar Richie didn't vote Tuesday, either, yet has the gall to blame backers of other minority candidates for her loss.
Speaking of religion... Read more
Bruce Allen reads that Rolling Stone piece about Aaron Hernandez and reports he can point out the exact paragraphs that were written by professional Patriots hater Ron Borges.
Ed. note: I am not such a keen observer of the Boston sports media scene as Bruce, but the nitpicker in me is dying to know: Where's the strip club in South Boston the article claims... Read more
But the Herald, Suffolk University and NECN are going to try. David Bernstein reports the scrappy tabloid, the upstart university and the basic-cable news network today announced a mayoral forum - for the same exact time as a forum announced weeks ago by an arts coalition that had gotten Kulhawik to moderate.
The Herald, Suffolk and NECN at first proposed a forum at... Read more
Like Globies Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen, the Herald's Howie Carr can also watch the Bulger trial from the public seats, judge rules. Meanwhile, Bulger's lawyers want the trial delayed so they can investigate whether State Police gave a witness the same sort of protection Bulger allegedly got from the FBI.... Read more
[float=right][/float] Leave it to the Boston Herald to use the recent tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing for politics, the politics of transitional assistance also known as welfare. Say what? What does domestic terrorism and welfare have to do with each other?
Will Steve Lynch enter the contest for Boston Mayor? According to the Boston Herald, many believe that Steve Lynch will enter the Mayoral Contest to replace Tom Menino after the April 30th U.S. Senate Election.
According to Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish and prominent Democratic powerbroker, he seems to think so.
Fish states: â€śI think heâ€™s going to move to the mayoral campaign. I... Read more
Sour grapes at the Herald? With bonus gratuitous quote from some lawyer making accusations with no apparent facts behind them:
If he was a reporter on deadline and he's distracted and making phone calls and texting, then that's something that adds to his fault. You're not supposed to be distracted in a cab, you're supposed to focus fully on your job," said Douglas Sheff,... Read more
Not that we have any evidence he's thinking of it, but it's good to know one-time protege Pat Purcell would have options for his scrappy little tabloid under a proposal to allow cross ownership in the nation's 20 largest TV markets. You may recall how Uncle Rupe had to decide between Channel 25 and the Herald back in the days when he and... Read more