What Can the Herald Do for Brown? (Cheap Trick Edition)

February 18, 2014

As Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere) continues to Hamlet a New Hampshire senate race against Jeanne Shaheen (D-Nowhere), the Boston Herald continues to play groupie to Brown’s, well, groupie.

From today’s Inside Track:

Scott Brown plays Trick onstage

Maybe Scott Brown should just ditch the whole politics thing and become a rock star. Because the former U.S. senator — and maybe future candidate 021714brownfor U.S. Senate from New Hampshire — ripped it up onstage with Cheap Trick over the weekend, singing and playing guitar on the band’s big ’78 hit “Surrender.”

“It was a lot of fun,” Brown told the Track. “Great guys. Very talented and gracious. … Looking forward to doing it again.”

 

(Brown also tweeted this out: “Just played guitar with Cheap Trick. It was sooooooo fun.” What is he – twelve years old?)

The frisky local tabloid helpfully provides this video to illustrate just how fun it was:

 

 

The hard(of)hearing staff will be the first to admit that we stopped listening to rock ‘n’ roll right about, oh, Katy Lied. So we’ll refrain from passing musical judgment and just say Brown’s as gifted a musician as he is a policymaker.

Rock on . . . or bqhatevwr.

 


Brownout at the Boston Globe (Marco Rubio Edition)

August 27, 2013

It’s clear by now that former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere) will do pretty much anything to grab a piece of the media spotlight.

Today it’s this story in the Boston Herald:

Scott Brown and Marco Rubio posted on Brown's Twitter pageScott Brown Twitter pic causes a stir

It was a political twitter tornado.

When Scott Brown posted a picture of himself with a beaming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) yesterday, the social media site lit up — especially after he followed it up with a one-word addendum: “Maybe.”

Maybe a GOP ticket in 2016?

 

Yes, and maybe the hardreading staff will win the Nobel Peace Prize for Two-Daily Town.

The best part of the Herald piece is the Scott Brown Shuffle when he was asked what he meant by “Maybe.”

“In the form of an update, as i was rushing to get a plane I responded — maybe to a charitable appearance request. That’s what I get 4 rushing,” Brown [tweeted].

 

Conclusive proof the Scott Brown truly doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Of course Brown has had Twitter mishaps before, the most memorable being his midnight rambling last January.

 

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It is said that the act of texting (or, by extension, tweeting) automatically removes 10 I.Q. points. Those are points Scott Brown can ill afford to lose.

The Boston Globe, for its part, was smart enough to ignore the story altogether.

Bqhatevwr.

 

 


Brown Out at the Boston Globe

January 27, 2013

One little word was big enough to make page 3 of today’s Boston Herald:

012613-scott brown tweets‘Bqhatevwr’ he said

Scott Brown’s Twitter troubles light up Web with jokes

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown set off an Internet sensation early yesterday after a string of odd messages were posted on his Twitter account, including one that appeared to be a misspelling of “whatever,” that turned into a popular online trend.

The tweets of “whatever” to critics began appearing on Brown’s official account after midnight yesterday, including one post that said “Bqhatevwr.”

Twitter users soon used the nonsensical word in famous quotes and pop culture references as the term became a Twitter trend . . .

 

Compounding the problem: Brown later deleted the tweets. But that didn’t stop the waves of ridicule that subsequently washed over Brown.

Funny thing, boston.com had the story (via the Huffington Post) yesterday morning, but it didn’t make today’s print edition.

Your punchline about respective editorial judgment goes here.