Boston Dailies Outsourced Mario Cuomo Obits

January 3, 2015

From our Late to the Late Mario Cuomo desk

Mario Cuomo spoke in poetry, but lived in prose.

Exhibit A: His Hamlet on the Hudson forever fluttering.

Maybe that’s why the local dailies didn’t bother to compose their own obituaries of the former New York governor, but cherry-picked them from other news outlets.

The Boston Globe, on the one hand, plunked the New York Times obit on its front page.

 

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The Boston Herald, on the other hand, plucked the Associated Press.

 

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Hey – that’s show biz.

(To be fair, today’s Globe has this laudatory editorial and this less-so column by Michael A. Cohen. The Herald has this  farewell from Ray Flynn.)