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:
Boston Herald’s Jerry Holbert.
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:
Globe columnist Derrick Jackson’s piece on the failure of white Americans to, well, get it:
Crosstown at the Herald, though, the failure all belongs to the media.
Call the roll.
One town, two different worlds, eh?
June 9, 2014
The Boston Herald has slowly evolved into a cross between The Onion and one big selfie.
Exhibit Umpteen: The feisty local tabloid’s hyperventilating coverage today of . . . itself! Specifically the gubernatorial debate the the Herald will stream on its website tomorrow.
Representative samples range from this announcement . . .
. . . to Hillary “Cassandra” Chabot’s dire warning to Martha Coakley . . .
. . . to John “Cassandra” Nucci’s dire warning to everyone else . . .
Wow. So, presumably, there will be a tremendous web audience tomorrow morning, extensive media coverage of the debate, and serious repercussions for the candidates.
June 7, 2014
Yesterday’s Boston Herald featured this column by Hillary Chabot:
Not time for scrappy Kayyem to hold back
The crowded Democratic gubernatorial field is stacked against long shot Juliette Kayyem, but the newcomer hasn’t been afraid to throat-punch her rivals in her quest for the Corner Office.
Now it’s time for this 44-year-old upstart to turbo-channel Chuck Norris.
But the photo that accompanied the column looked like Kayyem was turbo-channeling the Bride of Chuckie.
C’mon, Heraldniks – we know you can’t abide liberals, but was that really necessary?