From our Walt Whitman desk
As the hardreading staff noted last week, the Boston Herald is plumbing new depths of journalistic malpractice with its weekly Gretta Style column, in which fashion butterfly Gretta Monahan gets to plug her retail store and her hair salon.
And as we promised, we contacted both the selfie local tabloid and Herself for comment. (We waited until yesterday because, really, how stupid is it to contact anyone on July 3rd?)
And . . . nothing.
Curious, because our email to Herald Lifestyle Editor Sandra Kent seems innocuous enough.
Dear Ms. Kent,
[We are] the author of the blog It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town. [We’re] hoping you might give [us] some information about the weekly Gretta Style column in the Herald.
Are there guidelines for how often Gretta Monahan can feature her store and/or salon?
Is Gretta Monahan paid for producing the weekly column?
Thank you for your consideration.
[The Hardreading Staff]
Likewise, we left a message for Ms. Monahan asking for an interview.
So far, no interview.
But, as always, we’ll keep you posted.