Boston Herald: What Can We Do for Brown?

October 1, 2013

Our feisty local tabloid is a regular fanzine for former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere). Yesterday he hit the trifecta in the Herald. Today it’s the daily double.

First he gets the full-page treatment in his burgeoning feud with New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-Fundraiser).

 

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The lede has Brown accusing Shaheen of casting “the deciding vote” on Obamacare. Oldest trick in the book: you can say the same of every one of the other 59 votes that got the Affordable Care Act passed.

Nut graf:

I think it’s shameful that she would do that … because I’m not a declared candidate, and for her to infer anything differently is misrepresenting me and her intentions to the people that are allegedly and supposedly giving her money,” he added.

 

Ten bucks to anyone who can diagram that sentence. And, not to get technical about it, he meant “imply.” Fortunately for Brown, a firm grasp of the English language is no longer a prerequisite for high office.

But wait – there’s more in the Boston Brown & Gazette.  For the second straight day the Herald is acting as Brown’s co-broker in the sale of his Wrentham home.

 

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And they say newspapers don’t carry classified ads anymore.

Crosstown at the Boston Globe, the story is less hyperventilating and doesn’t mention Shaheen deciding Obamacare.

 

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But the piece did note that Brown arrived at the New Hampshire function hall “in a dented GMC pickup truck.”

To each his own, eh?

 


Brownout at the Boston Globe, But Rivers Flows

September 30, 2013

The Boston Herald, which constantly asks itself What can we do for Brown?, scores a hat trick for former Sen. Barn Jacket in today’s edition.

Start with this page-twofer:

 

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Then Hillary Chabot puts on the pom-poms.

081819brown06Message to Brown: Give N.H. a shot

Be careful what you wish for, Jeanne Shaheen.

The New Hampshire senator and her fellow Democrats have spent the past few days crying wolf about Bay State Republican Scott Brown’s rumored run against Shaheen, blasting out fundraising emails ahead of Brown’s appearance tonight in Hampstead, N.H.

Brown’s former foe, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chimed in on Friday, and yesterday even failed presidential candidate Howard Dean jumped in, crowing, “New Hampshire deserves a voice, not a Karl Rove pawn.”

 

Dean the Scream mocking you, Scott? That’s bad. So, Chabot says,  “prove ’em wrong.”

Crosstown at the Boston Globe, Brown’s an afterthought sitting at the bottom of Page 3.

 

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But it’s a whole nother story at the local dailies when it comes to Eugene Rivers. Rather than let him hijack the front page the way the Herald did last week, the Globe actually covers the prattlin’ preacher. From Adrian Walker’s Metro column:

He says vote, but doesn’t

The Rev. Eugene F. Rivers 3d struck such a forceful pose and tone on the cover of the Boston Herald Thursday, in a lament for what he viewed as the black community’s wasted opportunity in last week’s preliminary mayoral election.

In an op-ed column, the cofounder of the Boston TenPoint Coalition castigated black voters for a litany of sins, many of them related to the supposedly unsophisticated failure to coalesce around a single candidate of color.

To Rivers — an energetic advocate for former state representative Charlotte Golar Richie — his community’s failure led to the apparently heartbreaking result that two white Irish men are facing off in the final election for mayor of Boston.

Rivers was especially troubled by the fools who didn’t even bother to vote.

 

The punchline, of course, is that Rivers himself did not vote. Hasn’t for more than 10 years.

So who’s foolin’ who?