March 29, 2017
As the hardreading staff noted the other day, the Boston Globe has officially joined the Trumped-up Pep Squad for Truth recently launched by the Washington Post via its new banner headline.
The Globe pom-poms have been running at the top of the paper’s website. Representative samples:
Today the real journalists at the Globe took their campaign to the print edition with this ad at the bottom of A10.
Next stop: T-shirts. Hey, if it’s good enough for WaPo, it should be good enough for the Globe.
March 27, 2017
It all started with Donald Trump’s Dark Knight, Steve Bannon, labeling the news media the opposition party.
Next thing you know, the Washington Post pasted this tagline under its banner.
Not surprisingly, the Post also rolled out DDiD merchandise, which was – not surprisingly – roundly mocked. Exhibit A: The Weekly Standard’s Trumpopleptic Tees piece.
Even WaPo’s arch-rival, New York Times editor Dean Baquet, took a shot at the Post’s darkness mongering.
“I love our competition with The Washington Post. I think it’s great. But I think their slogan — Marty Baron please forgive me for saying this — sounds like the next Batman movie.”
Regardless, Marty Baron’s old newspaper, the Boston Globe, has now joined the banner wavers.
While cruising the Globe’s website yesterday, the hardreading staff encountered these headers.
You get the idea.
Whether prospective subscribers get it is another question entirely.