Yesterday’s local papers nicely illustrated the yin and yang of the 10th Congressional district election coverage.
From the copyediting challenged Boston Globe:
Website part of new strategy
Democrats on ramped up Wednesday their efforts to turn the tables on Republican Richard R. Tisei, whose challenge to US Representative John F. Tierney has been boosted by the legal troubles of Tierney’s family.
State party officials announced a two-pronged effort to allege that “Tisei personally benefited by at least $30,000 dollars from the sale of a house that was among the assets his parents were alleged in court to be hiding from parties they damaged.”
The allegations — denied by Tisei, a Wakefield realtor who served in the state Senate — were recently reported in the Boston Phoenix.
The Democratic Party put up a website, http://www.TiseiFacts.com, and state party chairman John Walsh held a conference call with reporters.
Pretty straightforward, yeah?
Not if you read the Boston Herald, mister.
Front page (via The Newseum):
Joe Battenfeld column:
Mudslinging Dems sink to an all-time low
Smearing someone’s family is about as low as it gets in politics, but Massachusetts Democrats are setting a new standard in sliminess.
The party’s new website targeting Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei claims to show his family’s “web of fraud and deceit,” but all it really shows is how dirty the Democrats are willing to get to win an election.
The joys of living in a two-daily town, yes?