Boston Herald Is Your Hemp Gummies Headquarters

November 20, 2018

The hardreading staff is guessing its no coincidence that today’s edition of the tokey local tabloid . . .

 

 

. . . features this ad on page 17.

 

 

But, kids! – make sure you read the fine print.

That’s right: There’s no THC in Hemp Gummies – just hemp.

See here for further details.

And watch the Herald for more ads like the one above.

P.S. The Boston Globe just launched its Marijuana vertical. We’ll see if the Herald follows suit.

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Globe Omits Reading’s Racist History vs. Bill Russell

November 16, 2018

The racist elements of Reading, Mass. are at it again, as the Boston Globe’s Cristela Guerra reported on Page One yesterday.

Reading’s new struggle with an old evil

More than 30 incidents of racist, anti-Semitic graffiti have been reported since May 2017, school officials say

READING — Nearly every day, teachers at Reading Memorial High School scan their classrooms carefully, sweeping their eyes across floors and furniture — in search of swastikas.

In this school of more than 1,200 students, the Nazi symbol and other racist graffiti have become a haunting presence, surfacing again and again, defacing bathroom stalls and stairwells, scrawled on bench legs, carved into railings around the high school.

 

But the Globe piece on the “old evil” overlooked the evilest incident of racism in Reading’s history: The vile attacks on Celtics great Bill Russell when he lived there during the 1950s.

From the Globe’s own Adam Himmelsbach’s 2017 piece Why was Boston Garden nearly empty when Bill Russell’s number was retired in 1972?

After Russell joined the Celtics in 1956, he became the city’s first black star athlete. Although he emerged as a sports icon, his status made him a more visible target. His home in the mostly white suburb of Reading was once broken into and vandalized, with a racial epithet spray-painted on the walls.

 

For some reason, Himmelsbach left out the worst part: The vandals also defecated on Russell’s bed.

Memo to Boston Globe and Boston Herald editors: When covering the Reading disgrace, remember Bill Russell.


Boston Herald Performs Sex Change on Dead Actor

November 13, 2018

Well, this is one we haven’t seen before in the dotty local tabloid. (Tip o’ the pixel to the Missus.)

Today’s Boston Herald obituary of veteran actor Douglas Rain somehow turns him into a her.

 

Just to be clear:

 

(To be sure graf goes here)

To be sure, the Herald picked up this obit from the Associated Press, but the morphy local tabloid can’t blame the wire service for the sex change, because the AP doesn’t use honorifics.

The headscratching staff has no idea if the Herald has fixed this on its website, given that the Rain obit doesn’t currently appear there. But our condolences go out to his family, both for his passing and the passing strange sendoff Mr. Rain received from the Herald.


National Grid Gives Globe the Ad, Herald the Air

November 13, 2018

From our ever-expanding Local Dailies DisAdvantage desk

The four-month National Grid lockout of over 1,200 union gas workers has not only cost the state 1) millions in lost tax revenue and 2) more than $13 million in unemployment benefits according to this WCVB report, it’s also cost the company tens of thousands of dollars for this full-page ad in today’s Boston Globe.

 

 

(Gas Workers Must Be Nuts graf goes here)

Something the ad failed to note: There’s movement at the State House to “force National Grid to restore health benefits to all locked out workers until contract talks are resolved,” according to WCVB’s report. That could ratchet up the cost of the lockout for the gas company.

Something National Grid failed to note: There are two dailies in this town. Boston Herald readers also have a nickel in this quarter. Time to give the thirsty local tabloid some love, eh?


Musicians Note Mistreatment in Plea to Josh Groban

November 9, 2018

Chalk one up for the thirsty local tabloid.

The multi-talented Josh Groban is coming to town, as Isaac Feldberg’s interview with him in today’s Boston Globe informs us.

“Bridges” is a fitting title for Josh Groban’s latest album, considering how many he has crossed in recent years . . . [S]etting out on a nationwide arena tour this fall in support of “Bridges” — with Tony-winning “Wicked” star Idina Menzel opening — feels to Groban something like slipping into a familiar old suit and discovering it still fits him neatly. Ahead of the “Believe” singer’s TD Garden stop Friday, Groban spoke from his Los Angeles home — where he was happily savoring the last days of a much-needed “staycation” with his longtime canine companion, Sweeney — about how the recent side ventures informed one of his most dynamic discs to date.

 

Not so sunny-side-up, however, is this full-page ad from today’s Boston Herald.

The We-Get-Peanuts graf:

From his Twitter feed, at least, it seems Groban can’t imagine any of it. (Don’t bother checking the Boston Musicians Twitter feed – it has all of three followers.)

If any of you splendid readers goes to the Groban shindig tonight, let us know how the vibe onstage is, wouldya? We’re guessing not too harmonious.


Shrinky Local Tabloid Now Slightly Less Shrinky

November 7, 2018

After months of neutron bombing its sports department (see coverage from our kissin’ cousins at One Daily Town), the Boston Herald has actually hired a sports columnist to fill the void in its Toy Department.

Tom Keegan joins Herald

Award-winning columnist latest addition to sports staff

Boston has a new voice for sports.

Tom Keegan, an award-winning columnist, editor and radio personality who has plied his trade in the Los Angeles, Chicago and New York markets, will join the Herald as sports columnist covering Boston’s championship-winning teams beginning Monday.

“Toughest teams on the planet, liveliest sportswriters and most colorful sports nuts in the country. Cool city,” Keegan said about Boston — to which he has family ties. “My trips to Fenway Park felt more like I was covering an event than a game. Wild intensity. Good times. Can’t wait to resume writing for the back page.”

 

Welcome to Boston, Tom.

Hope you don’t get folded, spindled, or mutilated by your Digital Fist – sorry, First – Media handlers.


Los Angeles Dodgers to Boston Herald: Drop Dead

October 31, 2018

In an apparent attempt to demonstrate that they’re not sore losers, the LA ball team bought page 3 of today’s Boston Globe to run this ad.

 

 

The sure loser? The Boston Herald. Dem Bums gave the thirsty local tabloid an intentional pass.

And it wasn’t just LA that gave the Herald the air. The island of Aruba also ran a Globe-only ad today.

 

 

The tagline: One Happy Island.

Just like One Happy Daily.