From our Walt Whitman desk
As the hardreading staff has relentlessly chronicled, the Boston Herald is excessively adept at promoting itself in the guise of news reporting. But the selfie local tabloid is blazing new trails in its weekly Gretta Style features.
Soup to nuts graf:
As for what to wear, I’m all about Barbara Biu’s metallic slides ($340) paired with a Lemlem patio dress ($245), both of which you’ll find on shelves at Grettaluxe in Wellesley now . . .
And as an ode to the holiday, make sure to bring Chloe’s red, small Faye bag ($1,390, also at Grettaluxe), a perfect summer statement to match the fiery show.
Oh, yeah – don’t forget the photo caption:
So, to recap: This particular Gretta Style feature is all about Gretta Monahan’s Grettaluxe store in Wellesley.
On the other hand, last week’s feature was all about Gretta Monahan’s Grettacole hair salon in Copley Square.
Drive you nuts graf:
So, to recap again: The Boston Herald is giving over its news pages to Gretta Monahan every week so she can promote her various enterprises.
1) The Herald is paying Monahan to produce these features, which is a crime against common sense.
2) Monahan is paying the Herald to produce these features, which is a crime against journalistic ethics.
3) No money is changing hands, which is a crime against Herald readers.
The headscratching staff will make some phone calls today to sort out those options, but we don’t expect anyone will talk to us.
Regardless, as always, we’ll keep you posted.