December 2, 2019
As one of the Boston Herald’s 17 home subscribers, the hardreading staff noted numerous times over the past few years how the print edition of the skimpy local tabloid was often missing late-breaking news and – especially – sports scores.
That deficiency became even more glaring when the Herald shifted its printing a year and a half ago from the Boston Globe’s Taunton facility to the Providence Journal’s Rhode Island press, moving deadlines up to, oh, tea time.
(That contributed in no small part to our dropping the print subscription after several decades and going all-digital.)
But at least the Herald E-Edition would deliver the the later stuff.
Not any more.
Here’s the E-Edition reporting on the New England Patriots’ unthinkable (lookin’ at you, Dan Shaughnessy) loss to the Houston Texans last night.
As it says at the bottom of the left-hand page, you can get full coverage of last night’s game here.
But at that point, why would you bother?
October 28, 2018
When the costly local tabloid arrived at the Global Worldwide Headquarters this morning, the front page of Sunday Sports blared out this:
STAY ON SCHEDULE
Silverman: Red Sox stick to plan,
save Sale for Game 5
Said Michael Silverman piece ran on page 3.
Except . . . this Peter Abraham piece is more like it.
(To be sure graf goes here)
To be sure, the Herald got it all sorted out eventually, as the paper’s website and E-Edition indicate. But that sure doesn’t help the lowly home subscriber, now does it?
October 31, 2013
Well the halfreading staff just got another call from the Heraldniks (rhymes with nudniks) who told us yes, we would not get the Boston Herald delivered to our home today. We should get it tomorrow, though.
But good news! As subscribers we have free access to the fusty local tabloid’s E-Edition.
Hey, tell us something we don’t know. As the splendid readers of Two-Daily Town are likely aware, we often find the digital version of the Herald useful.
But – news flash! – we take the paper because we prefer reading it in print form.
Apparently we’ll be doubling our pleasure tomorrow.
January 5, 2013
Big breakthrough for the hardreading staff: We’ve finally gotten access to the Boston Herald’s e-Edition, which is only right since we’re one of the 17 home subscribers to the feisty local tabloid.
Anyway, that allows us to bring you this WRKO ad from Friday’s Herald, which combines a whack at the demise of News Talk 96.9 with a promo for Herald columnist Howie Carr:
680 WRKO – Boston’s ONLY Talk Station!
Does it get any more depressing than that?