From our Compare & Contrast in Clear Idiomatic English desk
Some days – very often Sundays – the difference between the local dailies is starker than usual. Today is one such day.
The Boston Globe has published what, so far at least, is the definitive chronicle of the five days between the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line and the apprehension of the surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
What follows is an eight-page reconstruction of the week’s events “based on more than 100 interviews with police, government officials, and witnesses.”
The extensive timeline included in the special section features extensive infographics like this one (click to enlarge):
Meanwhile, the Boston Herald tossed off this (click to enlarge):
No one expects the feisty local tabloid can do the sort of flood-the-zone, Pulitzer-seeking coverage the Globe can. But you’d think it could certainly do better than “Rude awakening.”
Then again, maybe the hardreading staff needs to wake up itself, and lower the bar accordingly.