>>:In the meantime, maybe someone ought to ask Mike Barnicle if he wrote it.
There's a yuk on every page!
(Disgraced former Boston Globe, and later Boston Herald,
columnist/Imus lackey/WTKK talk host was caught lifting
some Carlin-isms in his columns. He said he had never read
the book BRAIN DROPPINGS, from which some had appeared.
Then someone found a clip of the TV show "Chronicle" and
there was Barnicle touting that book he had supposedly
never read, saying there's a "yuk on every page".
It started innocently enough - Mike Barnicle, far too busy to do any real work, churned out one of his patented, inane "I was just thinking" pieces, probably in about 15 minutes.
Only it turned out that eight to ten of the oh-so-witty comments bore a striking resemblance to similar comments in George Carlin's book BrainDroppings (the exact number depends on whether you believe the Globe or the Herald). A Howie Carr fan dropped a dime to the Herald, which, naturally, promptly wrote about it
When confronted by Globe Editor Matt Storin (in a phone call from his vacation hideway in Europe), Barnicle said he had never read Carlin's book. But then somebody found a pesky videotape of him on "Chronicle" promoting the book as "a yuk on every page." Oh, yeah, that, Barnicle said. He then explained that even though he was on videotape recommending the book, he hadn't actually read it.**
**--"The story is true..."--Dan Rather
"Fake but accurate"--NY Times
And he refused Storin's request that he do a Patricia Smith and resign.
On 8/11, Storin announced he had changed his mind - he would suspend Barnicle for two months but let him come back to work on Oct. 4.
Now that he's gone, And what's the problem with the Globe Metro section in the first place?
Mike Barnicle is a looooser.
posted on 10/07/2005 7:23:31 AM PDT
(I thought about that and DELIBERATELY didn't go there. ((Or maybe I did?))
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