Boston Herald

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.... Read more

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,... Read more

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.

By - 6/19/09 - 2:41 pm

O'Ryan Johnson, amateur boxer, charged with assault and battery in laundromat argument in Groveland, the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune reports.

Via Dan Kennedy, who finds it odd the Eagle-Tribune mentions Johnson used to work there but omits the part about him helping the paper win a Pulitzer.

By - 6/16/09 - 9:56 am

A columnist who pulls down almost seven figures a year, lives in a Wellesley manse and went to Deerfield Academy takes some cheap shots today at some guy who went to Boston State, whose father was a Boston cop and whose grandmother was an early union organizer.

Dan Kennedy fills in the background on Howie Carr's hatchet job on Globe Newspaper Guild president Dan... Read more

By - 6/4/09 - 8:24 am

Last week, the Herald reported state Rep. Gloria Fox was under investigation for "sneaking a murderer’s girlfriend - previously bagged for engaging in 'sexual acts' with the killer con - into a state prison in Bridgewater."

Darrell Jones, the inmate in question, fires back at the Herald with a blog post.

By - 5/28/09 - 12:14 pm

Lauren Beckham Falcone reviews a book about "the happiest place on earth" by a "Disney addict" and reveals that she knows more drug slang than the average Mouseketeer. Perhaps that explains why it's so happy, though her references call up some pretty unhappy situations...

the author has "a monkey on his back"
he has been "mainlining the magic"
his... Read more

By - 5/26/09 - 9:19 am

The Herald headlines: Coed tied to killing fights graduation ban.

The story also mentions "a second coed." Well, at least they didn't refer to them as "leggy" or "gamine" or anything, so progress marches on.

By - 5/7/09 - 12:02 am

Dan Kennedy recounts 50 years of bad blood and revenge between the Globe and the Herald.

Meanwhile, the Herald reports the deal negotiated by the paper and the Newspaper Guild calls for an 8.3% pay cut, furloughs and the end of guaranteed life employment for some employees.

By - 5/3/09 - 3:30 pm

OopsiesSure, he's entitled to gloat, again, at the possible impending demise of the Globe.

But really, Howie, complaining that the Globe blew it in 2006 in some sports column? Is that really that much worse than Spygate? You have such a good memory, Howie - you're always bringing up obscure moments in hackdom from... Read more

By - 4/27/09 - 4:27 pm

The Herald is besides itself in outrage that Philip Markoff has no money and will get a public defender, maybe even two, that bastard.

What? Innocent until proven guilty? What? Even the broke have a Constitutional right to a lawyer? When did all this happen? It's an outrage!