Excellent compare ‘n’ contrast material in today’s Boston papers. Let’s start with the jokes, shall we?
Boston Herald’s Jerry Holbert:
Boston Globe’s Dan Wasserman:
That pretty well sums up the one-and-a-half sides of Sarah Palin, wouldn’t you say?
Hero Pat scolds trolls
Cops, witnesses confirm rescue
The New England Patriots player who police said did the right thing by rescuing a woman trapped in a car took to Twitter late yesterday to condemn all the haters who doubted his good deed.
The Globe had quite a different story.
Fleming hailed as hero
Patriot LB aided woman in crash
FOXBOROUGH — Heroes don’t always wear capes — sometimes they wear football uniforms.
Patriots backup linebacker Darius Fleming played in Saturday’s playoff victory over the Chiefs with 22 stitches in his right calf, two days after cutting his leg after he kicked out the window of a car to assist a woman who had just gotten into a three-car accident on Route 1, near Gillette Stadium.
“Obviously he had no regards for himself. Just wanted to get the girl out,” said eyewitness Stephanie Kube. “Came in, saved the day and left. A true hero.”
Not a word about the trolls.
Nor did the lately local broadsheet have a word about racial tensions at Boston Latin School, which was Page One in the Herald.
Black students raise race issues
Group calls out Boston Latin officials
Black students at Boston Latin, the nation’s oldest, most prestigious public school, set off a social media firestorm this week, accusing the elite exam school of ignoring the casual use of racial slurs and offensive online taunts.
In a YouTube video posted Monday, two students representing a group called Black Leaders Advocating for Change and Knowledge said the school has turned a deaf ear to their concerns about classmates’ racial slights.
“We are here to make our voices heard, to show BLS administration and everyone that we refuse to be silenced and we’re not afraid to speak up,” the students say in the video. “We’re here to use this campaign to unite our community, to unite the community of black alumni and the students of color at BLS and schools like it.”
Examples from the tweetly local tabloid:
We’ll see if there’s Change and Knowledge on Morrissey Boulevard anytime soon.