Now that former probation commissioner John J. O’Brien has gone down like the Hindenburg, the local dailies have begun patting themselves on the back in earnest.
Today’s Boston Globe Page One:
The federal prosecution was based in large part on a 2010 Boston Globe Spotlight series that exposed widespread patronage hiring in the Probation Department, which oversees defendants facing charges in a criminal court and mediates disputes in family courts.
Crosstown, however, the Boston Herald remembers it a bit differently, giving the Globe series third billing:
That’s some serious glory-grabbing by the heisty local tabloid, eh?
Hey, Globeniks: Rebuttal?