During last Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast, screenwriter Graham Moore delivered this moving acceptance speech upon winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Imitation Game.
Monday’s Boston Globe featured workmanlike Oscar wrap-ups by Matthew Gilbert and Ty Burr, who noted, “Graham Moore’s emotional acceptance speech recalling his suicidal adolescence was a highlight of the evening.”
Then, inexplicably, Wednesday’s Globe featured this:
For the life of us, we can’t find the offending passage. (It doesn’t help that the Globe fails to provide an online Correction with a link to the specific piece. At least not that we could find.)
Rupert Murdoch has ‘no interest’ in the Boston Globe
Media titan quashes talk of bid
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch won’t be bidding on the Boston Globe, according to … Rupert Murdoch.
“Emphatically, no,” Murdoch said when buttonholed on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, according to a tweet by Variety’s deputy editor Cynthia Littleton.
Littleton tweeted Sunday night: “Rupert Murdoch not interested in Boston Globe. Flat out denial on red carpet. ‘Emphatically, no’ he assured #oscars.”
Of course, the only “talk of bid” that needed to be quashed appeared in – wait for it – the Herald, which resolutely ignored the reality that federal cross-ownership rules prohibit Murdoch from owning a television station (Fox 25) and a newspaper (the Globe) in the same market (Boston).