Yesterday’s Boston Globe featured this juicy Page One story by Sean Murphy about Lisa Saunders and her magical mystery spot in front of the appropriately named Park Plaza Hotel:
As the piece says, “[i]t’s not exactly the crimes of Whitey Bulger,” but it did include this nifty map:
Now comes the Boston Herald today with a follow-up.
Good story, eh? Except it fails to mention that yesterday’s Globe report, um, reported it first, if sort of awkwardly:
Saunders was clearly startled when initially approached by a reporter for comment about her parking spot as she got into her parked Cadillac at 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 6. “I have no idea what you are talking about,” she said, and drove away.
Later, Saunders filed a complaint to police alleging that the reporter had grabbed her by the shoulder from behind. “She was startled by his extremely aggressive manner and found it particularly upsetting that he knew her full name,” according to the police report.
The Globe reporter said he did not act aggressively, and made no physical contact with Saunders. He said he simply identified himself and, referring to her as “Ms. Saunders,” asked about her soon-to-be-taken-away parking space.
“The reporter,” of course, is Murphy himself. And the Herald is just re-reporting what the Globe already did. The feisty local tabloid just didn’t report that.