Boston Herald: Boston.com Credibility Went Southie in St. Pat’s Coverage

March 18, 2015

No question: Boston.com has had its troubles lately.

And here comes more. From Boston Herald scribe Jessica Heslam’s column in today’s edition of the failly local tabloid:

Boston.com lowers the bar

Another kerfuffle after Southie 
post: ‘Every day is a drunk day’

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One day after a new editor took charge to impose standards at the Boston Globe’s beleaguered Boston.com, the website is drawing fire again — this time for posting a story that stated, “Every day is a drunk day in Southie.”

Headlined “True Life: I Was a Bartender In Southie During the St. Paddy’s Day Parade,” the post was written by Boston.com wire staff writer Jamie Loftus, who wrote about her experience at a South Boston restaurant during Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

“Every day is a drunk day in Southie, but St. Paddy’s Day runs by a completely separate set of laws,” wrote Loftus, whose website bio says she is also a “standup and sketch performer.” “Sure, the tips are good, but servers earn every cent when it comes to dealing with the drunk masses first thing in the morning.”

 

Money quote: “I’m surprised such bigoted views are still tolerated at Boston.com,” said U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston).

There’s also a tsk-tsk from former Boston mayor/current Herald contributor Ray Flynn, but it’s not worth repeating.

What is worth repeating: Boston.com needs some serious adult supervision.

Either that, or the Boston Globe should tear the sheets with Buston.com.


Boston Dailies Swimsuit Edition!

January 3, 2015

From our Late to the Pool Party desk

While the hardreading staff noted the degrees of difference in yesterday’s local coverage of the traditional Southie Polar Bear Plunge, we regrettably failed to note the swimsuit disparities between the two Boston dailies.

Boston Globe:

 

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Boston Herald:

 

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One town, two different whirls, eh?


Boston Dailies Can’t Even Agree on Temperature

January 2, 2015

As the hardreading staff has often noted, the local dailies have created One Town, Two Different Worlds more days than not.

But . . . One Town, Two Different Thermometers?

Boston Herald Page One:

 

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Boston Globe Page One:

 

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Not to get technical about it, but . . .

 

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Right – it’s not just the air temperature they differed on, it was the water temp too.

Frosty local tabloid again:

Brrave bunch!

Hundreds of L Street Brownies braved the bitter cold to take the traditional Southie Polar Bear Plunge on 010115coldswimmg008.1New Year’s Day.

“It was warmer in the water because the air temp was down to the teens with the wind chill,” said Freddy Ahern, coordinator for the BCYF Curley Community Center. The water was a balmy 37 degrees.

 

Happy New Year to all! Keep up the good work.