It started last week with this piece:
Mayor Menino on Chick-fil-A: Stuff it
Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.
“That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”
That’s a mayor-for-life talking – and shredding the First Amendment – but fast forward to today’s paper, and the Herald has Menino moonwalking like Michael Jackson:
Menino says he can’t actively block Chick-fil-A
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino repeated today that he doesn’t want Chick-fil-A in Boston, but he backed away from a threat to actively block the fast-food chain from setting up shop in the city.
“I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.
For all the stuff that happened in between, see here.
Meanwhile, crosstown rival Boston Globe has come late to the party.
The local broadsheet had a single story last week (which seems to be a web piece featuring a :19 clip from NECN).
Regardless, the Herald owns this story.