Boston Globe Front Page Gives Sen. Warren Hillary-Style Religious Aura
September 4th, 2017 5:37 PM
The humanizing (or spiritualizing) of liberal favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues apace, as reporter Victoria McGrane employed the Hillary Clinton handbook, on the front page of Sunday’s Boston Globe. It’s the latest example of “sudden respect” for religion in the liberal press. Just as the media tried to imbue pro-choice, hard-core liberal Hillary with an aura of religiosity, McGrane…
NE Cable News Asks Felon Ex-State Senator to Opine on Scalia Vacancy
February 18th, 2016 7:29 PM
New England Cable News touts itself as "the nation's largest regional news outlet" and it just may have set a record this week for most double-takes by viewers watching one of its broadcasts.
Among its offerings is a weeknight program on politics called Broadside, hosted by veteran journalist Sue O'Connell, who is also co-publisher of the South End News and gay-friendly Bay Windows.
NYT Double Standard on Terrorist Blame: Muslims Innocent, GOP Guilty
June 17th, 2015 10:56 AM
Scott Shane's front-page New York Times Tuesday on a liberal mosque in Boston, a city that's hosted a growing number of Islamic terrorists and extremists, focused on a liberal mosque that promotes tolerance: "Muslims Work To Shed Stigma Tied to Terror – in Boston, a Tolerant Vision of Islam." But Shane's feverish defense of peaceful American Muslims calls up questions of his own previous story,…
AP Treats Dem Former Governor Patrick's Slush Funds As a Local Story
June 14th, 2015 12:00 AM
The results of a search on the name of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick at the Associated Press's main national site are revealing — both for what is there and what isn't. It's an understatment to say that the wire service's priorities are warped.
What isn't there is any news about the results of a Boston Herald investigation which found that "Patrick’s administration secretly…
NYT Suggests Death Penalty for Tsarnaev a 'Blot' on Boston Reputation
May 16th, 2015 10:01 PM
The front of Sunday's New York Times will evidently be blessed with "Death Penalty Leaves Boston Unsure of Itself." The paper found the death sentence handed down to convicted Boston Marathon terrorist bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a distasteful "blot" on Boston's compassionate liberal reputation, which has rendered the finish line "a place of ambivalence," with no end of self-righteous Bostonian…
Don't MSNBC Graphics Guys Know How to Tell Time?
January 26th, 2015 8:16 PM
See if you can spot the typos on this map, which depict mandatory travel bans in Northeastern states for the overnight of January 26-27.
'Bash That Pretty Face In': Bravo's Boston 'Top Chef' Taping Marred By
August 21st, 2014 1:21 PM
The Boston Herald reports that “Teamsters Local 25 — the crew that drives for most TV and movie productions made in Massachusetts — reportedly harassed and threatened” the cast and crew of Bravo’s “Top Chef” when they taped their latest season in the area and used non-union drivers. Unions rarely make national news, and this will probably be no exception. What about "Entertainment Tonight" or "…
Boston Papers Reveal Blatant Bias in Covering St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 20th, 2014 5:14 PM
It wouldn't be Saint Patrick's Day in the 21st century U.S. without a parade controversy. As has been the case in Boston for well over 20 years, even after a unanimous Supreme Court decision affirmed the parade sponsors' position in a 1995 ruling, it concerns the exclusion of what the conservative, social values-oriented group Mass Resistance charitably describes as the "gay pride parade"…
NAACP's War on Women: Regional Prez Defends Mass. Rep Convicted of Sex
February 11th, 2014 2:08 PM
It may be that we can finally identify the type of criminal conviction which might cause the New England conference of the National Associations for the Advancement of Colored People to call for the removal of a state legislator.
Based on a conversation Boston Herald columnist and radio talk host Michael Graham had with the group's president, it appears that some form of felony conviction…
Journalism School Cliche Bingo Board Includes 'Lame Jab at Fox News
February 6th, 2014 12:22 PM
Via JimRomenesko.com, two journalism students in Boston have created a game called "Journalist Guest Speaker Cliche Bingo" full of repetitive phrases they're tired of hearing. Kyle Clauss Kyle Clauss wrote: “My roommate [Alex Reimer] and I are students at Boston University’s College of Communication. We’ve listened to our fair share of self-righteous, out-of-touch journalist guest speakers, so…
'Idol' Worship: Mass. Town Throws Costly Parade for Hometown Pop Singe
May 27th, 2013 5:11 PM
On May 4, the town of Beverly, Massachusetts threw a huge parade and concert for 19-year-old “American Idol” contestant Angie Miller, who made the top three in the competition.“It’s a great chance to show off our fair city,” Mayor Bill Scanlon said. The city spent $31,200 on security, cleanup and other costs associated with the events, he said.
So it must have looked like an odd contrast in…
Commonwealth-Sponsored Terrorism: Boston Herald Reports That 'Tsarnaev
April 29th, 2013 11:12 PM
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's attempt to keep his state's agencies from releasing detailed data on the use of the public-assistance system by the Tsarnaev family, whose sons, one dead and one in custody, are accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, appeared to be successful last week.
Ah, but Patrick, apparently feeling some heat, did agree "to release the…
Bombing the Hand That Fed Them: Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Family Received
April 24th, 2013 8:23 AM
The Boston Herald has broken the story -- a scoop even the Boston Globe has acknowledged -- that "Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism."
A responsible national establishment press would treat this as an important story, because, as the Herald's Chris Cassidy noted in the…
Bozell Column: Gay and Godless on the Public School Stage
March 30th, 2013 8:02 AM
Liberals who demand church-state separation would pitch a fit if a public school decided to perform a play that reverently told stories of the Old Testament, whether it was the story of creation, the story of Noah, or Moses, or Joseph and his brothers.
But somehow, if a public school decides to put on a play mocking God and the Old Testament, that is not a church-state violation. The…