Boston Herald Finally Turns on Globe

April 11, 2016

As the hardreading staff has noted, the Boston Herald has been alarmingly lax lately about holding its crosstown rival to task, both regarding the Boston Globe’s recent home delivery meltdown and last week’s Let’s remake the paper! We can use John Henry’s garage! memo from editor Brian McGrory.

But the feisty local tabloid is back on the job today, spurred on by yesterday’s front-page faux pas in the Globe’s Ideas section.

To (half)wit:

 

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Well today’s Herald is on that like Brown on Williamson, giving it classic jump-the-gutter treatment (Inexplicable Little Green Number sold separately).

 

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We’ll leave it to you splendid readers to decide whether you want to sample the goods: there’s a media reax piece and a thumbsucker from Jack Encarnacao, while Howie Carr mails in another shopworn litany of Globe mortal sins.

At least we know they’re awake on Fargo Street. Finally.


Comic Book ‘Warrens’ Split Coverage in Local Dailies

April 7, 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Ain’t Sayin’) is unquestionably a political force on the national scene. But now she’s a comic book “Force” as well, although that means very different things in today’s Boston dailies.

Boston Globe:

 

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Nice little promo for the book and the senior senator.

Crosstown at the Boston Herald, columnist Howe Carrtoon mails in – predictably – a very different take, which you can read if you like, although we don’t recommend it.

Liz and let Liz, eh?


Herald Scribe Cohen Goes CNNuclear on Cruz Spox

March 26, 2016

The Boston Herald’s normally ignorable columnist Adriana (Trumpless GOP Can Kiss Me Goodbye) Cohen, who is almost as big a Trump Chump as her work husband Howie Carr, caused quite a rumpus on CNN yesterday when she went Chernobyl on Ted Cruziac Amanda Carpenter over his alleged extramarital affairs – including with Carpenter.

Via Mediaite:

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A leading member of the Trump fan club derailed a CNN segment Friday afternoon by accusing former Ted Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter of having an affair with the Texan senator. Asked by CNN anchor Kate Bolduan whether she thinks Trump is “ready to move on” from sexualized attacks on Cruz’s wife, Boston Herald columnist Adriana Cohen responded: “Oh, absolutely I think we should move on. Where we should move to is The National Enquirer story that was reported that Ted Cruz has had affairs with five mistresses, including you’ve been named as well, Amanda.” An incensed Bolduan shot back: “I don’t think that’s ‘moving on’ at all.” Unfazed, Cohen repeated the allegation, and then pointedly asked Carpenter: “Will you denounce this story or will you confirm it?” Carpenter called the allegations “smut” and said they were “categorically false.”

 

First of all, Trumpkin?

Excellent!

Second of all, let’s go to the videotape.

 

 

Yow.

In today’s Herald, Cohen says . . . nothing.

But we have high hopes for tomorrow.


Did Howie Carr Get a Head Transplant?

January 26, 2016

Boston Herald huckster Howie Carr can often be seen in the pluggy local tabloid hawking one thing and another other than his column.

Representative sample:

 

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But check out Donald Trump’s #1 coat holder (latest mash note here) in this ad today.

 

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Is it just us, or does that not even look like the same person?

Just wondering.


Boston Herald Fails to Deliver on Globe for 10th Day

January 5, 2016

As one of the Boston Herald’s 17 home subscribers, the hardreading staff has been waiting patiently for the feisty local tabloid to crow about its successful delivery of the paper while the Boston Globe’s home delivery has gone Chernobyl.

But . . . nothing.

And today . . . still nothing.

Your fraidy local tabloid’s Tuesday Business section.

 

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As WGBH’s Unsinkable Emily Rooney (and our former partner in airtime) has written, “The Boston Herald has disgracefully reneged it’s [sic] journalistic duty to report this story for one simple reason, The Globe butters the Herald’s bread by being its printer.”

Then again, as Globe reporter Maria Cramer said on WBUR’s Radio Boston yesterday, the Herald has never been shy before about smacking the Globe around.

So why now?

Hey, Herald house harridan Howie Carr(toon): Wanna weigh in on this?

As opposed to your latest mailed-in column?

Or maybe you’re fraidy, too.

P.S. Oh, yeah – the Globe failed to deliver today’s paper to the hardlyreading staff (we’re now 4-for-9 in the Big Meltdown). And the “delivery delay” list is currently at 113. Burt here’s the funny thing: Globe CEO went on WGBH’s Greater Boston last night and said the really serious delivery problems are in Newton and Pembroke. Except . . . Pembroke isn’t even on the list today. Geez – these people can screw up a screw up.


Ernie’s Bochanalia for Trump Drives Carr

August 19, 2015

The hardreading staff normally likes to ignore Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr(toon), but every now and again we just can’t help ourselves.

Herald Track Gal Gayle Fee has this update today on that fundraiser the autoheirotic Ernie Boch Jr. is throwing at his $30 million Norwood manse for Donald Trump.

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Car czar Ernie Boch Jr. said the guest list for his Aug. 28 private fundraiser for Donald Trump now tops 700 and his office has fielded hundreds of calls from fans of the White House wannabe who want in.

“People are calling me who I haven’t talked to in 30 years!” Boch told the Track. “This thing is more popular than I ever imagined — and it’s pretty bipartisan. This is not a Republican gathering by any stretch of the imagination.”

Boch said he’s even heard from a handful of Democratic officials who want to come to the event but who can’t, for obvious reasons, write a check to the GOP presidential hopeful.

“That’s why were doing cash or check at the door,” he said.

 

Ha!

For your money you’ll get “cocktails, live music by rock cover band Fortune, a live broadcast by Herald columnist/radio yakker Howie Carr and food by chef Tony Ambrose.”

Carr’s presence in helping raise money for the bloated billionaire makes perfect sense since he’s a total Trump groupie, with today’s column Exhibit Umpteen.  Of course, Carr long ago surrendered his press credentials in favor of GOP fundraising, as the redoubtable Dan Kennedy has noted several times.

File under: Keep on spinnin’.


Boston Herald Goes to Town on Ferguson Coverage

August 20, 2014

The local dailies occupy parallel universes today in their coverage of the ongoing violence/protest in Ferguson, Mo.

Yes, both have editorial cartoons mirroring the unrest in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.

Boston Globe’s Dan Wasserman:

 

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Boston Herald’s Jerry Holbert.

 

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But beyond that, the papers couldn’t be more different in their opinion pieces.

Former homeland security official/gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem’s op-ed in the Globe about the failures of the law enforcement community:

 

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Globe columnist Derrick Jackson’s piece on the failure of white Americans to, well, get it:

 

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Crosstown at the Herald, though, the failure all belongs to the media.

Call the roll.

Howie Carr:

 

 

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Joe Fitzgerald:

 

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Jonah Goldberg:

 

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One town, two different worlds, eh?


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