From our Walt Whitman desk
Thursday’s Boston Herald featured yet another It’s All About Us story, this time with reference to a visiting Antonin Scalia.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who once made headlines nationwide after the Herald photographed him making what he called a “Sicilian” gesture with his hand under his chin, said in Medford yesterday he’s not afraid of the Boston newspaper.
“Can’t scare me,” the famously feisty judge told a Herald reporter yesterday in front of a laughing crowd at Tufts University. “I have life tenure.”
Funny, the Boston Globe Names column forgot to mention the big laugh line in its item headlined “Stars honored by Harvard University.”
Then again, the Namesniks also forgot to mention almost everything else about the Scalia event at Tufts.
Also funny: The Springfield Republican did mention the exchange, but forgot to mention that it was a Herald reporter who initiated it.
The 77-year-old New Jersey native and father of nine served up a number of quips that drew laughs from the audience.
“Can’t scare me,” he told a reporter who got on line with audience members to ask a question. “I have life tenure.”
No wonder our feisty local tabloid has to celebrate itself and sing itself.