As one of the Boston Herald’s 17 home subscribers, the hardreading staff has been waiting patiently for the feisty local tabloid to crow about its successful delivery of the paper while the Boston Globe’s home delivery has gone Chernobyl.
But . . . nothing.
And today . . . still nothing.
Your fraidy local tabloid’s Tuesday Business section.
As WGBH’s Unsinkable Emily Rooney (and our former partner in airtime) has written, “The Boston Herald has disgracefully reneged it’s [sic] journalistic duty to report this story for one simple reason, The Globe butters the Herald’s bread by being its printer.”
Then again, as Globe reporter Maria Cramer said on WBUR’s Radio Boston yesterday, the Herald has never been shy before about smacking the Globe around.
So why now?
Hey, Herald house harridan Howie Carr(toon): Wanna weigh in on this?
As opposed to your latest mailed-in column?
Or maybe you’re fraidy, too.
P.S. Oh, yeah – the Globe failed to deliver today’s paper to the hardlyreading staff (we’re now 4-for-9 in the Big Meltdown). And the “delivery delay” list is currently at 113. Burt here’s the funny thing: Globe CEO went on WGBH’s Greater Boston last night and said the really serious delivery problems are in Newton and Pembroke. Except . . . Pembroke isn’t even on the list today. Geez – these people can screw up a screw up.
While Cullen was rhapsodizing about his adolescent days delivering newspapers, he somehow failed to address how the Globe purged the paperboys and replaced them with adult delivery services. I wonder how much the Globe saved when it kicked the 12 year-old kids to the curb? They, at least, got the papers delivered.
Do kids still want to deliver papers? They certainly don’t want to shovel snow for money, at least not in my neighborhood.
Please add Salem to the zip code list (i.e., my Sunday Globe did not arrive).
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