From our Walt Whitman desk
They keep rolling the rock up the hill at the feisty local tabloid. Here’s their latest addition to Boston Herald Radio: the Trending Now webstream featuring political columnist Joe Battenfeld and commentator Adriana Cohen.
(In case you’re asking yourself “Who’s Adriana Cohen?” here’s her website and Twitter feed.)
From the newsverpromo:
“When the mics go hot on ‘Trending Now,’ listeners will be treated to the single-most-fortified three hours of news and talk in Boston and probably the country,” said Boston Herald Radio Executive Producer Tom Shattuck.
The hardreading staff has no idea what “fortified” news and talk is, but we’re guessing it involves artificial ingredients.
Beyond that, Cohen also got her own column today, straight off some journalistic Welcome Wagon.
Look who’s slamming the middle class
President Obama has misled the American people. He promised that if you liked your doctor and health plan, you could keep them. To date, 5 million Americans have received policy cancellations. Many in the middle class are being forced into new plans at a much higher cost.
Wait a sec! Didn’t President Obama and our own U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaign on the platform they were the party that protects the middle class? Weren’t they the ones who lambasted the GOP for pushing government policies that “hammered” the middle class?
Well my question for voters is, who’s getting hammered now?
It’s the middle class.
Not a helluva lot new there, eh? But a boffo debut in terms of newspaper real estate.
By contrast, today’s Boston Globe introduced TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s new column Bookish with this at the bottom of Page One:
Now if the Globe would just give Gilbert his own show on RadioBDC, we’d have a fair fight on our hands.