From our Walt Whitman desk
You can’t spit without hitting a Top Ten Front Page at the Boston Herald these days.
The Newseum tapped Monday’s Page One as a Top Ten choice, and it did the same for yesterday’s.
The text says: “Today’s front pages offered a fascinating juxtaposition of two major news stories: President Barack Obama’s speech on the possibilities of diplomacy and force with Syria, and the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The pairing of these stories offers quite a lot of food for thought on a day that encourages us to ‘never forget.’”
And, as night follows day, today’s edition has this:
As foolish as the Herald’s back-patting practice might be, the hardreading staff says unreservedly that yesterday’s front page was terrific.
Nicely done, Heraldniks.
But hardly all done. Today’s front page didn’t receive any accolades, but it does engage in more self-promotion.
The inside scoop:
A Herald(ed) treat: Boston Cream Shake takes the cake
Thanks to the delicious inspiration of a Marblehead reader, Hub frappe fans can sip a sinfully delicious homage to the Boston Herald.
Welcome the Boston Cream Herald Shake, which debuts on Blue Inc.’s menu this month.
Chef Jason Santos, the Herald reports, “wanted to craft a milkshake in honor of the Boston Herald. Last month he launched a contest for Fork Lift readers to submit flavor and/or recipe ideas.”
The winning shake has 700 empty calories. Strikes us as the perfect tribute to the feisty local tabloid.