Hark! The Herald! (Front Page Twofer Edition)

September 12, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

You can’t spit without hitting a Top Ten Front Page at the Boston Herald these days.

The Newseum tapped Monday’s Page One as a Top Ten choice, and it did the same for yesterday’s.

 

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The text says: “Today’s front pages offered a fascinating juxtaposition of two major news stories: President Barack Obama’s speech on the possibilities of diplomacy and force with Syria, and the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The pairing of these stories offers quite a lot of food for thought on a day that encourages us to ‘never forget.'”

And, as night follows day, today’s edition has this:

 

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As foolish as the Herald’s back-patting practice might be, the hardreading staff says unreservedly that yesterday’s front page was terrific.

Nicely done, Heraldniks.

But hardly all done. Today’s front page didn’t receive any accolades, but it does engage in more self-promotion.

 

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The inside scoop:

IMG_8368.JPGA Herald(ed) treat: Boston Cream Shake takes the cake

Thanks to the delicious inspiration of a Marblehead reader, Hub frappe fans can sip a sinfully delicious homage to the Boston Herald.

Welcome the Boston Cream Herald Shake, which debuts on Blue Inc.’s menu this month.

 

Chef Jason Santos, the Herald reports, “wanted to craft a milkshake in honor of the Boston Herald. Last month he launched a contest for Fork Lift readers to submit flavor and/or recipe ideas.”

The winning shake has 700 empty calories. Strikes us as the perfect tribute to the feisty local tabloid.

 

 

 

 


Ed Markey Is the Emptiest Suit on Capitol Hill

September 6, 2013

From our Late to the (Democratic) Party desk 

Massachusetts amateur – sorry, junior – Sen. Ed Markey’s “present” to the GOP got front-page treatment in both Boston dailies Thursday.

Start with the Boston Globe.

Print edition headline (with one very weird photo):

Members on left, right uniting in wariness

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WASHINGTON — A Senate committee voted on Wednesday to give President Obama the authority to use military force in Syria, providing momentum to the White House plan to punish President Bashir Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons.

But in twist that signaled the issue still faces an uncertain outcome, Senator Edward J. Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, voted “present,” choosing not to register his position on the highest-profile issue to come before him since he was sworn in nearly two months ago. He was the only senator to cast a noncommital vote.

 

Crosstown at the Boston Herald, Markey’s “noncommital vote” (and senior Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s squishiness on Syria) got a decidedly rougher reception.

 

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Wethinks the Herald got it right on this one.