Boston Herald Enjoys a Little Globenfreude

From our Walt Whitman desk

The feisty local tabloid loves nothing more than a chance to poke its crosstown rival in the eye.

Thus, the following in today’s edition:

Boston.com blunders over contest victor

In politics, sometimes you can have it both ways. Boston.com proved that last night.

In the minutes before news outlets nationwide called the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race for U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the website prematurely posted a pair of conflicting stories — one entitled “Scott Brown Wins U.S. Senate Seat for New Hampshire,” the other under the headline “U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen Beats Scott Brown in New Hampshire.”

The site responded to the error on their Twitter page soon after, saying “… The NH election stories were published prematurely. We’re taking steps to fix the problem. Sorry for any confusion.”

 

That’s nothing – last night we saw these election results on one local news site:

New Hampshire Senate

Scott Brown ( R )              50%

Jeanne Shaheen (D)         51%

 

James Granite Curley lives!

Anyway, congrats to the Herald on getting through last night without making a single error.

Or is it that no one was there to notice?

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