Globe & Herald in Photo Finish with Matt Damon

From our Don’t Know What to Make of This desk

This is a headscratcher: Carbon-copy photos in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, attributed to different photographers.

From the Herald’s Inside Track:

_DSC3739.jpgMatt Damon: ‘It’s good to be home’

“(Bleeping) disgusting.”

Matt Damon may be a Harvard man, but when he heard Mark Wahlberg’s reaction to the Boston Marathon attacks, he thought it summed up pretty well what everyone from Boston was thinking.

“Being from Boston, that day is sacrosanct,” the Oscar winner said yesterday. “We’re all out of school … My brother, for the first time in 10 years he wasn’t standing at the finish line with my two nephews. Half the time, he ran it. It’s a very life-affirming day. And I’m sorry to say, but I saw a quote Mark Wahlberg had … and you know, being from this community, that’s the perfect description of what we felt.” Photo credit: Ted Fitzgerald.


From the Boston Globe’s Names column:

MattDamonatHarvard1Matt Damon receives Arts Medal from Harvard

We’re guessing Harvard won’t make a habit of honoring dropouts, but the school made an exception Thursday for Matt Damon.

The actor, who has somehow managed to do all right without ever graduating from the World’s Greatest University — he attended from 1988-1992 — was presented with the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal during a ceremony at Sanders Theater. Photo credit: Bill Brett


Is it just us, or are those photos identical?

How does that happen?

Or is it just us.

5 Responses to Globe & Herald in Photo Finish with Matt Damon

  1. […] Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town. […]

  2. It looks like the photos are not QUITE identical. Perhaps taken a second apart? Notice the different right hand position of the interviewer and the shadowing on the chair arm. The color balance is different, but that could have been post-processing. (Are those blue suits or grey suits?)

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      You have a better eye than I do, Steve.

      On 4/26/13 2:30 PM, “It's Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town”

  3. Michael Pahre says:

    The photos are definitely not identical. Look at the position of the bottle of water above Lithgow’s left arm. The two photographers were likely standing next to each other, though…

    Think twice before accusing!

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Who accused anyone of anything, Mike? Geez – is that bug up your ass paying rent at least?


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