This is what the Boston Herald lives for.
Our feisty local tabloid devotes nearly four full pages to the casino-industrial complex today.
Corruption! Rampant patronage! Zero accountability!
For the Herald, this deal is the grift that keeps on giving.
Crosstown, by contrast, the Boston Globe has this nothingburger of a story in today’s Metro section:
Aside from some mild finger-wagging by columnist Adrian Walker over Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s ram-rodding this deal through, our stately local broadsheet has had nary a discouraging word about the proposed billion-dollar gambling hell – sorry, hall.
C’mon, Globeniks – get on this stick. Where’s that righteous indignation about gambling? Or even some of your trademark tsk-tsking?
You gonna let the Herald have all the fun?
You missed this: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2013/08/27/suffolk-downs-and-boston-deeply-political-deal/1T6FuMcwvlSZj6mNdn7VSN/story.html
That didn’t seem to make the print edition, Mike – at least not according to the e-papers. I’m still operating on the principle that it’s only the print edition that counts. I know – very 19th century.
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They don’t call it the “Boring Broadsheet” for nothing.