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Shelley Cohen, the Boston Herald and racist cartoon

Today Boston Herald Editorial Page Editor Shelley Cohen has a heartfelt and candid apology for the racist cartoon it published showing President Obama in his bathroom squeezing toothpaste onto his toothbrush while a White House intruder looks on from the bathtub.   The … Continue reading

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End-of-summer blues darken musings

Don’t tell me the end of summer isn’t until the third week in September.  Virtually everyone understands summer ends on Labor Day (or the Friday before for those who want to beat the rush.)  The leaves are beginning to turn. … Continue reading

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John Tierney: snatching victory from the jaws of defeat

Just as the Boston Herald was unable to sway voters with  obsessively demeaning Elizabeth Warren as an affirmative action princess “Fauxcohontas,”  so too did the Boston Globe fail to run John Tierney out of office, using barrels and barrels of ink … Continue reading

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Leading newspaper wimps out on editorial endorsements

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has announced it will no longer endorse political candidates, except in some rare undefined instances.  What a travesty!  Let’s face it.  A newspaper or television station’s endorsement of a candidate probably has little impact on how … Continue reading

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With public figures, the personal gestures can unsettle

In 1978,  I was covering Republican U. S. Senator Ed Brooke’s reelection campaign for the Boston Phoenix.  Both on primary and election day,  I was glued to him. Where he went, I went.  Sometimes it was meet-and-greets with  people. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Boston Herald struts its stuff – to good effect

It used to be a little awkward when people I know would question why I read the Boston Herald, (along with the Globe, the New York Times, the Wall St. Journal and more.) The quality was often a real question … Continue reading

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Herald v Obama saga reveals much about how politicians deal with the media

Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. Mark Twain knew it to be true. The underlying message is no less true today, despite how communications technology has changed the nature of the media. It’s really … Continue reading

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