April 16, 2014
Yesterday the hardreading staff noted that one Peter Emerson O’Neil of Norfolk, MA ran this ad in the Boston Herald on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
We also noted that Mr. O’Neil was nowhere to be found on the Googletron.
But no more.
We await further details.
April 15, 2014
On the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, local newspapers got the hat trick in the Newseum’s Today’s Top Ten Front Pages.
While addressing the continued struggles to overcome the physical and emotional wounds suffered during the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, today’s front pages also focus on inspirational stories of community, heroism, and healing. The vivid front page of the Metro – Boston Edition effectively acknowledges the tragedy of that “dark day,” while looking forward to “a bright future.”
The Top Ten:
Gotta be killing the Heraldniks that Metro Boston got the shoutout in the copy, but that won’t keep the feisty local tabloid from running a “news story” about their high honor in tomorrow’s edition.
Our Walt Whitman desk is on full alert.
April 15, 2014
First off, can any of you remember a day when both local dailies had wraparound front pages? (Can’t find the Globe wrapper, but this interactive feature comes close.)
But Marathon memorial ads mostly migrated to the Globe.
And this one, which we totally don’t like.
The only memorial ad that ran in the Herald (outside of a Macy’s ad that ran in both dailies) was this:
We plugged Peter Emerson O’Neil into the Googletron but nothing came up. Maybe he will now.
P.S. This house ad for the Globe’s Pulitzer probably belongs here too.
April 14, 2014
The redoubtable Dan Wasserman, Boston Globe contributing cartoonist, went local in yesterday’s offering.
That’s a riff on the attempt by local con artist Rev. Eugene Rivers III to diversity-extort (diversitort?) $105,000 from Keolis North America, which recently won the bidding to run Boston’s commuter rail system. (Details here.)
Wasserman mostly addresses national topics nowadays because he’s in syndication, but he tells the hardreading staff he’s looking to do local/regional cartoons in the Globe on Sundays.
April 14, 2014
Several weeks ago the hardreading staff noted that Boston Globe Cartoon Caption Captain P.J. Wallace had been sort of disappeared from the Globe West edition.
What seemed to be his swan song:
The next week . . . nothing.
But yesterday, there was this:
Hey, Globe Westies: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
You know we’ll be calling you later today.
April 12, 2014
Today’s Boston Herald, Page One.
Survivor rips ‘Meet the Press’
The gutsy dancer who lost part of her left leg in the marathon bombings accused “Meet the Press” late yesterday of being “dishonorable” for naming the accused terrorists during a local taping of the Sunday show after she was led to believe they wouldn’t.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis — one of the first survivors of the Boylston Street blasts to go public last year when she vowed “I’ll dance again” in a front-page Herald story — said she was in tears when she walked out on the taping of tomorrow’s “Meet the Press” at the Hyatt Boston Harbor hotel.
“Your decision to back out on that promise you made and the horrific way you brought that decision to my attention just minutes prior to taping was not only a cowardice move but a dishonorable one as well,” Haslet-Davis posted on her website, adriannehaslet-davis.com about the names being used.
(Herald columnist Adriana Cohen was in high dudgeon as well, but that’s her default position.)
Here’s the letter:
More, clearly, to come.
Meanwhile, crosstown at the Boston Globe, here’s the play the story got (Metro p. 2):
Like we’ve said, parallel universes.