A Beacon Hill Times photo of a grinning German faker and his little daughter leaving church one Palm Sunday may be iconic, but Sony did not violate any copyright laws by using a replica in a TV show because it removed the elements that made the original photo unique, a federal appeals court ruled today.
Who is Crazy Khazei?
August 25, 2011
For nearly a month, Democratic Senate candidate Alan Khazei has been mocked by a “CrazyKhazei’’ Twitter account that pretends to represent his voice and offers sometimes-nasty statements about the news of the day.
“Just got back from sunny California,’’ read one July 31 tweet. “Thanks to all the elitists... Read more
Amy Patt explains why she doesn't wear floral prints anymore.
Suffolk Superior Court jury rejects his insanity defense, convicts him of kidnapping his daughter and assault and battery, but innocent on the whole providing a false name thing, Channel 4 tweets.
The Times today peered down its imperial nose at Boston and sneered, in its summation of the saga of Clark "Don't Call Me Karl" Rockefeller, who goes on trial tomorrow on charges of ne'er-do-wellness:
He told stories of growing up on Manhattan's Sutton Place, of getting into Yale at 14 and of his work as an astrophysicist, venture capitalist or movie producer, depending on... Read more
Everybody's favorite faux-Rockefeller wants to be called Rockefeller in court because one of the charges against him is giving police a false name, so every time jurors heard him referred to as Herr Gehartsreiter, they would hate him even more, and that's just not fair.
But half of you are, according to a survey commissioned by Christian Karl's defense team, which says that proves his trial should be moved out of Suffolk County.
Michael Pahre details the call from somebody incredibly interested in his feelings on the Suspect Now Known as Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter:
... While these phone survey companies are bound not to disclose who hired them (according to the caller ID, this one was done by a company in Oregon, 503-977-6714), there is little question in my mind that it was contracted by Gerhartsreiter's defense... Read more
Loathsome ex-FBI agent John Connolly tells the Globe Whitey Bulger called him twice about turning himself in; Connolly gives no indication he actively tried to get him to do so.
And allegedly loathsome ex-Rockefeller Christian... Read more
Here’s the Clark/Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter whomever update in a nutshell:
[center]Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter[/center]
- His ex-wife Sandra Boss is suing Clark for $80000, her cost recovering her kidnapped daughter. She knows he owns gold coins worth that and has asked for them.
- Clark received a subpoena from the LA County Sheriff who wants to see his ... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today set bail for the Suspect Formerly Known as Clark Rockefeller at $50 million in cash (or $500 million in assets), the Suffolk County DA's office reports. His attorney had sought bail of $25,000.
Trial was set for March 23, 2009 for those charges related to his alleged parental abduction.
A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted the Suspect Formerly Known as Clark Rockefeller on charges of parental kidnapping, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Oh, and providing a false name to police (yes, just one).
He's to be a good chap and report to Suffolk Superior Court on Monday for arraignment, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.... Read more
That would certainly explain why he spent a total of 15 minutes writing today's column - a new set of insults for "Herr Whacko" - rather than doing any original reporting:
And Clark, just one more thing: When you look at the visitors' log at Nashua Street jail, and see an empty space, you'll know it was me.
Quite so? Yep, that's... Read more
Maybe it's just sour grapes that his paper didn't get this month's Interview of the Century, or maybe he's really disgusted at what passes for journalism on Morrissey Boulevard these days, but whatever the reason, Herald Square doyen Jules Crittenden lays into the Globe's interview with the Suspect Formerly Known as Clark Rockefeller today with the sort of joyous vituperation not normally seen... Read more
Adam Reilly compares the Globe and Herald coverage of our own little Zelig, to see who had the most scoops.
Now that we've taken the mask off of Clark Rockefeller and revealed one Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter underneath, the Glob's resident chappy Kevin Cullen activates his Smug Powers and writes a column mocking Gerhartsreiter and most of Germany, for that matter. And when Cullen gets going, you better batten down the comedy hatches because no vaguely Teutonic pop culture figure is safe! Even California Governor... Read more
... But after two days at Lehman, Rockefeller told his supervisors that he needed to take time off to search for his parents, who he said had gone missing in Afghanistan. Sources said... Read more
You know, the one of them coming out of church on Palm Sunday, 2007. His name is Don Harney, he took the photo for the Beacon Hill Times and you should check out his work, which mostly doesn't involve photos of people who are fugitives with fake identities.