THE BLAME GAME IS KILLING US! (USA)
It's so easy to point fingers
Play the blame game
He died, she died
Kill some cops
Shoot for the head
Remember your name
Gain some fame
It's easy to find a target
Easy to use race to bait
Blame the President,
He said She said
Our country is at war
Us - Them mind set
Yell, scream, rant, rave,
Comment, post, write, boast
Inciting riot? Inciting calm?
Call for healing or harm?
BostInno reports John Henry's media company has named Eleanor Cleverly as interim editor of boston.com. She'd been hired in September to oversee content for the company's "Digital Marketplaces division." She kinda replaces Hilary Sergeant, who'd been more or less acting as editor and who is being shuffled over to a new job as "senior editor."
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.
Not just any T-shirt, of course, but that one making fun of the professor with the issue with his Chinese-food bill. Or so we hear from a little bird flitting about Morrissey Boulevard after a boston.com staff meeting this afternoon to explain why Deputy Editor Hilary Sargeant was not around.
BostInno, meanwhile, reports Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory is now pushing for marketing money to inform the world that the Globe has nothing to do anymore with boston.com and to please stop blaming Boston's paper of record for John Henry's other media outlet.
Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.
Last week, we had some Columbia Journalism School graduate at the Daily Beast proclaiming Wahlberg grew up in "the rough Dorchester section of Massachusetts, otherwise known as 'Southie.' "
Earlier tonight, Boston.com published a piece suggesting Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman sent an email with racist overtones to Sichuan Garden. We cannot verify that Edelman, in fact, sent the email. We have taken the story down.
No, don't be silly, not the Globe. The Jamaica Plain Gazette opines:
It is rare that we advise saying â€śabsolutely noâ€ť to a project. But the Olympics bid is breathtaking in its dubious assumptions, potential negative impacts, and sleight-of-hand â€śprocess.â€ť Thus far, saying no is all that has worked. Thanks to those saying it loudly and often.
It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.
Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X, we are excited to offer several special workshops.
Saul B. was among those who noticed a hacked boston.com home page this morning. The Guardian reports the Syrian hackers didn't actually break into boston.com's servers but instead attacked the domain registrar used by a "content distribution network" affected sites use to speed delivery of such things as images and ads.
Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.
Mark Watson reports the station let go Tom Doyle, responsible for the parody songs and "Men from Maine" bits on the show and is further slashing humor and music to emphasize unfunny talk, which is dirt cheap, apparently.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.
The Globe reports local columnist Howard Louis Carr, Jr. has been granted a leave of absence from his radio show on WRKO.
Almost 10 years ago, I took a position as a newscast writer for WBUR. Mine was the early morning shift, and my job was to arrive at 4 in the morning and start putting together the local news portion of Morning Edition. The other part of my job was to call some of the people about whom I was writing - local lawmakers, state officials, an occasional bereaved relative, and get "tape" (what most non-journalists call soundbites). I'd often wince while the phone rang, imagining it jangling in someone's bedroom.
The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.
WBUR reports that Tom Magliozzi, co-host of Car Talk with his brother Ray, has died at 77. Greg Cook reports the cause was complications of Alzheimer's.
In a statement, the station says:
No one could have imagined, when two native Cambridge guys came into the WBUR studios in 1977 and started taking listenersâ€™ calls about cars, that they would change public radio forever. But in fact that is exactly what happened.