From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk
Welcome once again to the parallel universes of the Boston dailies.
Exhibit Umpteen: Today’s coverage of the latest wrinkle in the Decline and Fall of Bill Cosby.
Boston Herald Page One:
Crosstown at the Boston Globe, the story – not surprisingly – gets buried at the bottom of today’s Names column.
But it’s not just story placement that distinguished the two papers. It’s the language they use that really sets them apart. Just a few examples (feisty tabloid on left, stately broadsheet on right):
embattled funnyman . . . Bill Cosby
potential game-changing legal loophole . . . defamation lawsuit
Cosby’s handlers . . . Cosby’s lawyer and publicist
lurid sexual assault accusations . . . alleged attack
Try it yourself! It’s fun for the whole mishpocheh.