Oh, my, we haven't had a good local media slapfight recently. But Globe Editor Brian McGrory today broke out one of his finer white linen gloves and slowly, dramatically slapped it across the face of CommonWealth Executive Editor Michael Jonas, who had the temerity to criticize Shirley Leung's repeated exhortations to Bostonians to stop acting like a bunch of goddamned cry-baby 2-year-olds, buck up and support those Olympics and be snappy about it.
Jim Romensko posts a copy of McGrory's outraged missive to the publisher and editor of CommonWealth about how Jonas wouldn't recognize an open mind like Leung's - why, she's criticized John Fish, well, that one time, anyway! - if it bit him in the ass, probably because he and CommonWealth are sexist pigs who resent a keen intellect like Leung's, which eagerly challenges the conventional wisdom and is so much keener than Jonas's that Jonas should just move to Texas or something.
Here's hoping Jon Keller posts a copy of the acid-dipped riposte McGrory no doubt sent him as well for his Leung missive.
Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20...
Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults! Join your neighbors for a special film screening at Davis Sq. Theater on June 20th at 3pm.
Saturday, June 20th! Jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasnâ€™t changed much? The full line-up of videos will be announced late May. Community Vault proceeds will help support the mission of Somerville Community Access TV station--your local community media center.
Itâ€™s true that the media is typically biased toward alpha males, and has looked the other way as thousands of them have been marginalized in the press; but if we learned anything from todayâ€™s report in the Globe, itâ€™s that Division I athletes are some of the most oppressed people among us.
Aformer Herald staffer expounds on the dying art of good headline writing (also, Atex, but that's likely to be of interest mainly to former ink-stained wretches).
Neal Gaffey spotted a newly Denver-booted Sports Hub SUV on Canal Street today.
A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:
The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes everywhere. This has been going on for months. I have called the news stations and reported this to the city and no one has done anything. I walk by this everyday on my way to work. I have many photos of this disrespectful behavior.
Dan Kennedy reports that WFNX refugee Henry Santoro is leaving phoenix-from-the-ashes RadioBDC to become a news anchor at WGBH radio.
He joins fellow ex-Phoenicians Peter Kadzis, Adam Reilly and David Bernstein - and Kennedy himself, a regular on the station's Beat the Press.
The sheer awfulness of Noah Feldman's nostrum culpa really needs to be seen to be believed: He links the Hernandez and Tsarnaev cases and concludes that we're to blame, for Hernandez at least, because Bostonians like sports too much.
It would be easy to say that we Bostonians aren't implicated in Hernandez's crimes, because we were ignorant of them. But that seems much too easy.
Several eggs, actually. Jesse Haley gives us a bird's-eye view of the roof of WGBH in Brighton, newly furnished as a goose nursery.
Mark Katic, who started at WBZ in 1999 by filling in on sports reports, then moved to news reporting and anchoring, died today, colleagues say.
Lana Jones, a fellow NewsRadio reporter, tweeted:
Remembering a warm, generous man who brought insight and unbridled enthusiasm to the WBZ newsroom. Rest in peace, Mark Katic.
He leaves his wife and daughter.
Sure, I could send e-mail to Globe Direct about how their circulars keep winding up on our porch (this morning, lovingly placed underneath some pruning shears on our porch - wouldn't want it to blow away, eh?), but I've taken a fancy to calling 888-MY-GLOBE because at least that way I get to cost them some money for the privilege of ignoring all my previous e-mails and phone calls about how I don't want their circulars.
Yeah, there is the annoying fact you'll be put on hold for a couple minutes, but, hey, that's why God invented cell phones that turn into speaker phones when you flip them over.