As the hardreading staff has repeatedly noted (here too), the editors at the Boston Globe are pretty loosey-goosey in acknowledging that Red Sox principal owner John Henry also owns the paper.
Today’s edition just reinforces that slapdash approach.
From Dan Shaughnessy’s Page One piece:
As glare intensifies, Remy resolves to stay put
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Jerry Remy has no plans to step down as color commentator on NESN Red Sox broadcasts and says he plans to stay in the booth throughout the season, even as his son Jared prepares to go on trial in October in the murder of Jennifer Martel.
“I’m planning on being in Baltimore Monday,’’ Remy said Thursday afternoon, speaking publicly for the first time since Sunday’s comprehensive and explosive Globe report on the criminal history of his son.
This is an unusual situation. Truly. There’s never been anything quite like it. It’s an awful and awkward intersection of Boston baseball folklore and the real world of murder, justice, family loyalty, and fan allegiance to the brand of the Red Sox and the persona of Remy.
Later in the piece Shaughnessy writes this: “Earlier this week, Red Sox (and Globe) owner John Henry told WCVB: ‘I’ve told [Remy] all of us in Red Sox Nation stand behind him. It’s a terrible thing he’s been going through, and we’re really glad to have him back.’’”
Score one for the Disclosure Dweebs. (Let us know if we should start a Facebook group, yeah?)
In the Sports section, though, it’s a different picture. From Chad Finn’s Sports Media piece:
No reason to oust Remy
Revelations lead to heated debate
In the days following Eric Moskowitz’s exhaustive report in the Sunday Globe on accused murderer Jared Remy’s sickening history of violence and the court system’s sickening history of not holding him accountable, there was little gray area to be found in a fierce if ancillary debate:
Should his father, longtime and legendary Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy, retain his job at NESN?
Based on the reaction early in the week I gathered from sports radio, television, social media, and e-mail, the vocal majority strongly believed Remy should resign or NESN should nudge him aside.
Finn made it clear that he stood with the minority, concluding “I can’t in good conscience suggest he should lose his job. There already has been far too much lost already.”
What Finn didn’t make clear is that John Henry is the boss of both of them.
Call them The Gang That Couldn’t Cite Straight.