Our feisty local tabloid has this story all to itself today.
This all comes out of an interview Menino gave to the New York Times Magazine. Headline (from the print edition):
Menino’s comment bombs
Mayor’s ‘blow up’ gaffe angers Detroit officials
Mayor Thomas M. Menino admitted today it was “a poor choice of words” to declare he would “blow up” struggling Detroit and “start all over there” to fix its problems but stopped short of saying he would apologize to the Motor City’s mayor.
“It was a poor choice of words,” Menino told the Herald at an event today in the North End, referring to the comments he made in a recent New York Times interview. “Let me tell you, I look at our city, I look at their city….Cities need help.”
That got a quick response from Menino’s Detroit counterpart.
“I would think the mayor of a city that recently experienced a deadly bombing attack would be more sensitive and not use the phrase “blow up,” [Mayor Dave] Bing said in a statement.
Menino told the Herald he would call Bing not to apologize, but to “offer help.”
Just so long as it’s not elocution lessons.
Crosstown, the Boston Globe had an item about the Times interview two days ago, but noting else.
Here’s guessing it’ll stay that way.