"High traffic volumes" again. Who knew Joe Fitzgerald was so popular these days?
Well, woman, actually.
So why is bostonherald.com like a good pillow?
It's table-turning time as Ian Rapoport is interviewed by Boston Sports Media Watch's Bruce Allen.
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, Doug? Your pals at Morrissey Boulevard and Herald Square share the blame.
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.
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 Totten.
Last week, the Herald reported state Rep. Gloria Fox was under investigation for "sneaking a murdererâ€™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.
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 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.
Sure, 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 the 1970s - surely you couldn't have forgotten something that happened just last year?
And what about that time back in 1983 when Kevin White got you guys but good and you ran that front-page exclusive about him running for re-election, only it turns out he wasn't? That was a good one, too. Guess that means you should shrivel up and die, as well, huh?
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!
Down 13.6% from a year ago on weekdays, and 11.2% on Sundays, reports Media Nation (quoting Editor & Publisher). Will the Globe now be forced to reduce the rates that it charges advertisers?
The Globe would never give us a photo of a rat in a Harvard sweatshirt.
Speaking of the Globe, though, does anybody know if the May 1 deadline means that the possible last ever edition of the Globe is April 30 or May 1?
What would the Herald be without its beloved adjectives? I've been reading up on the Philip Markoff case at BostonHerald.com, and here's their basic romance novel/suspense thriller back-cover summary of the players in this sad story:
Philip Markoff is brooding, seemingly clean-cut, clean-cut, dashing, cruel, hateful, creepy and strapping. As a teen-ager, he was geeky, nerdy and gawky but also all-American.
His fiancee is doting, lovesick, beautiful and blond.