In its perpetual effort to play to the cheap seats, the Boston Herald has been on the current immigration rumpus like Brown on Williamson. Start with Sunday’s Page One:
That day’s tally: One news report, two local columns, one national column.
Yesterday, it was one news report, one local column, one national column, one editorial cartoon.
Today it’s full-tilt boogie: Two news reports (one of them dragging the Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates into the mix), two local columns, one national column, one editorial. (You can get the overall flavor of the Herald’s coverage here.)
As a special bonus, the frisky local tabloid posted this piece on its website earlier today:
Scott Brown slams secret immigrant flights
U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown called the ongoing immigration crisis at the southern border “a disaster” during an interview today on Boston Herald Radio and blasted federal officials for not coming clean about secret flights of illegals landing in the Bay State.
“The fact that this is being done without people’s knowledge, it’s kind of behind the scenes, is really not appropriate. It needs to be above board, everyone needs to know what’s going on and where we’re going with this whole disaster,” he said. “It is affecting our national security, it is affecting our economic security and to think that we don’t have a secure border and we’re providing these incentives for people to come here illegally is just wrong.”
A number of people feel the same way about letting Brown cross the Massachusetts border.
Crosstown at the Boston Globe, the immigration coverage has been more, well, low-key.
(Not to get technical about it, but the Pope piece seems to be web-only.)
One town, two different worlds, yeah?