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:

 

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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.

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NBC Boston Spans the Globe (But Not the Herald) II

January 8, 2017

The new TV kid in town has once again wrapped itself around the Boston Globe while stealing the Boston Herald’s lunch money.

This week’s wrapper is similar to the one that ran last Sunday, with the two skinny panels being slightly different.

 

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The two full pages, however, are the same.

 

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Meanwhile, NBC Boston’s heralding continues to be largely Heraldless (the lone exception, as far as we could tell, was a one-third page ad last Tuesday). You would think Channel Everywhere would at least throw an ad into the Sunday Sports section, maybe in the football pages.

But no. Instead, there’s this:

 

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That’s brilliant – can’t you just see that meeting?

“Chester- we need a half-page house ad for B17!”

“How about this one, Boss – our football fans love a good party photo.”

Yeesh.

No wonder the dotty local tabloid can’t get any ad love.