The hardworking staff predicted, the feisty local tabloid delivered.
Start with Yin ‘n’ Yang Twins (we know – it doesn’t make sense, does it?) Howie Carr and Margery Eagan.
OH, BROTHER! WHAT A DOOZY
Globe pens ‘Joker’ of a tale on suspects
The Boston Globe is going for a Pulitzer Prize — in Political Correctness.
And if some other money-hemorrhaging broadsheet does manage to out-moonbat the Globe, well, there’s always the consolation prize — the Profiles in Courage award, for being courageous enough to take the wrong, but fashionable, position.
The Globe’s take: the Tsarnaevs are “homegrown” terrorists. Yes, they were. Their home was a Third World backwater overrun with savages like themselves — Muslim terrorists.
The headline was “The Fall of the House of Tsarnaev,” although a more accurate title might have been “The Fall of the Sect. 8 Apartment of Tsarnaev.”
Welfare, though, is one of the parts of the family’s U.S. history that the Globe just sort of skates over, only once mentioning their Temporary Aid to Needy Families, welfare that is disbursed in, you guessed it, EBT cards.
“Even with that,” the Globe mourns, “money was in short supply.”
Perhaps they could have … worked? But why should they have? By God, these foreign freeloaders were victims.
Right below Carr’s piece, Eagan checks in with this:
Paper’s report sheds some light on darkest hour
If it makes you feel better, call this Boston Globe report pandering to liberals and making excuses for terrorists. Tell yourself, “If we only ditch the PC and get tough on radical Muslims,” these attacks will stop.
But you’d be deluding yourself. And some of us would like to know why the Tsarnaev brothers did what they allegedly did.
The Globe did provide details on Tamerlan, always the easier to explain. His increasing alienation, anger, religious radicalism. Trolling Jihadist websites. Ditching his snazzy silver boots and fur hat for a Muslim prayer cap. Raging at fellow Muslims for such outrages as celebrating Thanksgiving.
No easy explanation of Dzhokhar, Eagan writes, but the Globe report “did cast doubt on an expected defense strategy: that he was the dupe of his big brother.”
For the tiebreaker, we go to the Herald’s editorial page and find this beauty:
Those of us who know the cost of newsprint and reporting and artists to draw portraits of the imagined world of the Tsarnaev clan can only express dismay at this shocking waste of resources and its often fawning portrayal of two terrorists — “Jahar’s soft features and mop of hair,” the report card that remarked on his “heart of gold” and Tamerlan, the “gifted athlete” who was “flamboyant, occasionally doing handstands and cartwheels in the [boxing] ring.”
The media spotlight is a powerful thing. There was a time when the Globe used it wisely to ferret out public corruption, not to write tone poems to terrorists.
Feisty local tabloid indeed. And 100% irony deficient.