Pope-a-Scope in the Boston Dailies

Boston being the Cathaholic hub that it is, the hardreading staff is not surprised at the hallelujah chorus in today’s local papers.

Start with the Boston Herald, which doesn’t measure its coverage of newly minted Pope Francis I, it weighs it.

Page One of our feisty local tabloid:

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And then . . .

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And then . . .

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And then . . .

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And then . .

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And then . . .

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And then . . . there was no more news coverage.

But wait – there’s this: An editorial (Francis a true first) and this editorial cartoon by Jerry Holbert:

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Okay then.

Crosstown rival Boston Globe also weighed in with some heavy-duty (if ad-laden) coverage:

Page One of our stately local broadsheet:

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And then . . .

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And then . . .

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And then . . .

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And then there’s this op-ed by James Carroll (no relation):

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And then . . .

That’s it.

Which paper did a better job?

I’ll leave that up to you.


One Response to Pope-a-Scope in the Boston Dailies

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