It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.
â€” RightWingWatch Fan (@RWwatchMA) October 13, 2014
Our worst fears may be coming true.
Gail Cohen writes in her front-page feature editorial column called, "Obama puts our security at risk."
I'm with Chris Farone on this, the only ones who... Read more
Would it have been so bad to just say "peppermint" or "bubblegum"?
UPDATE: The Herald has issued a sorry/not sorry statement:
As Jerry Holbert discussed on Boston Herald Radio this morning, his cartoon satirizing the U.S. Secret Service breach at the White House has offended some people and to them we apologize.... Read more
UPDATE: NECN reports the three were found trying to cross into Canada at Niagara Falls.
At Blue Mass Group, David compares how the Globe and the Herald wrote up the initial story of those three Afghan army officers who disappeared from the Cape Cod Mall over the weekend. One guess which paper mentioned how rogue Afghan soldiers are now killing Americans in Afghanistan.... Read more
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