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  • Republicans should vote for John Kasich in N.H.

    01/26/2016 12:22:10 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ |
    New Hampshire Republicans can do their party a critical service on Feb. 9 by voting for an experienced political figure with a record of results, and thus dealing a blow to the divisive, demagogic candidates running on nativism and other political simplicities. The Globe urges them to support John Kasich, whose record as governor of Ohio shows him to be a pragmatic, fiscally responsible executive, but one who is also concerned with helping the poor. His success in that important swing state, and his record as a moderate conservative who is willing to compromise in pursuit of results, suggests he...
  • Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination (BARF!)

    01/25/2016 1:08:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    America looks different in 2016 than it did the last time Hillary Clinton ran for president: The economy has come out of free fall, the military has left the quagmire of the Iraq war, barriers to equality have toppled, and universal access to health care has become a reality. Tumultuous as they’ve been, the Barack Obama years have proved transformative — and the priority for Democratic voters should be to protect, consolidate, and extend those gains.
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals familys struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBSs 60 Minutes Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. I know how some of them are going to react, Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. Theyre angry. He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets ...

    10/04/2015 11:45:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2015 | Wills Robinson and Hannah Parry
    Complete Headline: Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets as he launches book describing how 'disabling alcoholism' killed his father Ted, his mom and his sister Patrick Kennedy has broken the political dynasty's 'code of silence' by describing how he turned to drink at 13 to deal with the multitude of his family's problems. The former Congressman told CBS' 60 Minutes how his alcoholic mother Joan would walk around in a bathrobe 'inebriated' during the day while his father, Senator Ted Kennedy, would self-medicate by drinking. The 48-year-old politician said the...
  • Globe, distributor trade blame as delivery woes persist (4-6 month wait?-liberal media death watch)

    01/03/2016 9:02:34 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/4/16 | Mark Arsenault and Dan Adams
    Boston Globe executives summoned managers of its new distribution partner to a meeting Sunday to discuss widespread delivery failures, but the day ended with finger pointing and no clarity about when all home subscribers could once again count on getting their newspapers. Behind disruptions affecting up to 10 percent of daily subscribers are two basic problems, both sides said. ACI Media Group Inc., which took over home delivery in Greater Boston last Monday, has yet to hire enough drivers to cover every route. And many of ACI’s new delivery routes lack any logical sequence, leaving drivers criss-crossing communities and making...
  • 'Army' of Boston Globe reporters deliver Sunday's newspaper

    01/03/2016 12:26:55 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/2/16 | Brian Stelter
    If you're a subscriber to the Boston Globe, the person who delivers your paper on Sunday may well be the same person who wrote part of it. Fed up after nearly a week of widespread delivery problems, dozens of reporters and editors at the Globe are planning to pitch in with Sunday's deliveries. The staffers will be tossing the papers on doorsteps until dawn Sunday. "I'm a Globe employee. I'm also a reader angry with 0 papers at home this week," NHL beat reporter Fluto Shinzawa tweeted. "I'll be out helping to get you Sunday's Globe. Stay with us." Along...
  • Nastiness threatens online reader comments (Liberals don't like being told they suck)

    11/07/2015 12:58:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies ^ | 11/7/2015 | Rob Lever
    Washington (AFP) - The Internet was supposed to facilitate better exchange between the public and news media. But vile and hateful comments changed all that. In the face of rising vitriol -- attacks, bigotry and general nastiness -- news organizations are increasingly throwing in the towel on online comments. Last month, Vice Media's Motherboard news site turned off reader comments, saying "the scorched earth nature of comments sections just stifles real conversation." It instead began taking "letters to the editor" to be screened by staff. Vox Media's online news site The Verge said in July it was "turning off comments...
  • In effort to fix woes in VA care, (Rep.) Moulton (D-MA) taps own experience

    06/07/2015 1:31:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jessica Meyers
    Seth Moulton had earned two medals in Iraq for his valor. Hed witnessed brutal combat in four tours with the Marines. But none of that mattered when he showed up at the Veterans Health Administration hospital in Washington, D.C., where staff could not find records. Well consider taking you as a humanitarian case, a hospital staffer told Moulton, unaware that the would-be hernia patient was also a newly elected Massachusetts congressman. Thus began Moultons frustrating experience with the Veterans Affairs health system, a personal sampling of a chronically troubled medical bureaucracy that has drawn complaints from veterans, demands for improvements...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew thats frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers dime to gaze into Tousle Hairs dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • A friend no more, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part of their souls

    02/22/2015 11:54:13 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | Patricia Wen
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 left his closest friends from high school stunned and, for a time, disbelieving...To many of these friends, Tsarnaev is now viewed as a callous killer of innocent people, as well as a betrayer of friends. Though most of them oppose the death penalty in principle, some say they wont lose sleep if hes executed...Phillipos, 21, is expected to be sentenced this month for two counts of lying to federal agents...Silva was arrested for, among other things, providing a gun to Tsarnaev at some point in early 2013, and that this...
  • Obamas steno pool always writes what its boss tells them to write

    01/27/2015 8:36:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The self-important Boston Globe ran an editorial that is a microcosm of how the Left manages to be so consistently wrong on so many substantive issues. The piece had to do with the supposed wrongheadedness of Republican House Speaker John Boehner. It seems that according to the Globe, Boehner has committed some kind of treasonous act by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu, Israels Prime Minister, to address a joint session of Congress without asking permission from their boss President Barack Obama. The writer moans that such an undercutting of Obamas authority will damage the delicate negotiations Obama is in with the Iranians;...
  • Harvard prof embroiled in Chinese food bill flap wants retraction from Globe site

    01/23/2015 11:17:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/23/15 | Boss
    The Harvard professor accused by the Boston Globe’s of sending a racist email to a Chinese restaurant in a dispute over a food bill says “good journalistic practices” dictate that the website should officially retract the story. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman said then-deputy editor Hilary Sargent, demoted after the website said it could not verify that Edelman had written the racist email, never contacted him before posting the story. “My sense is that good journalistic practices would call for both a retraction and an admission that they didn’t follow the procedures understood to be appropriate — for...
  • editor fired after article ridiculing Boehner

    01/15/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 5:42 PM EST
    A associate editor was fired for a story disparaging threats against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. Victor Paul Alvarez told The Associated Press in an email he was fired Thursday. He said he apologized to his bosses for the terrible mistake. A former bartender is charged with threatening to kill Boehner with a gun or by poisoning his drink. Alvarezs story suggested Boehner had a drinking problem and questioned whether Boehner's pickled liver could have filtered out the toxins.
  • Obama Jokes Forbidden, but Boston Globe Can Joke About Killing John Boehner

    01/15/2015 8:14:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask was denounced by everyone from the lieutenant governor on down who demanded that the people responsible be held accountable.The rodeo clown got actual death threats. He was banned for life. The man who hired him was forced to resign. The Kansas City Star suggested that the Secret Service should investigate the event.The NAACP demanded a federal probe.When a parade float featuring an outhouse as the Obama presidential library happened, Democrats claimed that it crossed the line and was unacceptable.None of these were assassination threats, even though the left had openly trafficked in...
  • really wishes Boehner had been successfully poisoned

    01/14/2015 6:44:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | Noah Rothman
    According to prosecutors, Michael Hoyt heard voices. The 44-year-old bartender at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio also frequently served House Speaker John Boehner. Hoyt had grown convinced that Boehner was frequently rude to him. He blamed the Speaker for the spread of Ebola to the United States. The voices in his head told Hoyt that John Boehner was the devil, and he planned to expose him to the world. So he hatched a plot. According to police, Hoyt had a detailed plan to slip poison into Boehners drink, shoot him with a Beretta .380...
  • Five GOP immigration myths

    12/15/2014 6:38:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 15, 2014 | Laila Hlass
    On Nov. 20, President Obama announced an executive action on immigration to provide temporary protection (deferred action) from deportation and permission to work for some parents of United States citizens and legal permanent residents. The order also expands the existing DACA program benefiting the so-called DREAMers high achieving young people brought to the United States as children. These two programs could affect up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. The outcry from Republicans over Obamas plans has been deafening. Congressional Republicans responded by holding a hearing to rail against the program. Theyve threatened a range...
  • On Pearl Harbor Day, Boston Globe Says US Should Hero-Worship Community Organizers, Not GIs

    12/07/2014 9:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    December 7th is a day that most Americans take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform as they look back on the Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on that date in 1941. Not the Boston Globe which published an anti-military screed by columnist Stephen Kinzer on the 73rd anniversary of the attack entitled, Joining the Military Doesnt Make You a Hero Kinzer decries American society in 2014 treating troopers and veterans as heroes. While Kinzer gives a perfunctory nod to soldiers who perform above and beyond...
  • Sorry Ben Stein, These Presidents Were Way More Racist Than Obama

    11/04/2014 1:24:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 4, 2014 | Shan Wang
    Ben Steinlawyer, Nixon speechwriter, and erstwhile actor known for his turn as Ferris Buellers economics teacherstopped by Fox News on Sunday with some choice words for the Obama administration. This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America, he told Fox News. Most racist? Plenty past presidents could challenge Obama for that title. Here are some strong contenders: you be the judge.
  • Ebola: shut the F- up?

    08/04/2014 9:26:06 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 55 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 04, 2014 | Brian Maloney
    Worried about the spread of Ebola in the United States? A Boston Globe-owned website has some advice for you: shut the f up! Unlike here, the tweet embedded in the middle of a story about increasing fear of the virus doesnt use the dashes. And its inclusion is no accident: the flow chart graphic is central to their coverage. Its just one of several stories underscoring the relatively bizarre approach our media is taking to Ebolas spread. Number one: anyone worried about it is a paranoid, delusional freak and two, lets use this as a new way to bash...
  • 'Abortion Comedy' Director Hates Fox News: 'Those Peoples Heads Talking That I Want to Punch'

    06/16/2014 4:43:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 16 2014 | Tim Graham
    Gillian Robespierre, the feminist director of the abortion comedy Obvious Child, is not a fan of Fox News, as she revealed in an interview with Matt Juul Wednesday in the Boston Globe. Asked about sexism and feminist hashtags on Twitter, she said "like, Im watching a lot of CNBC and Fox News in these [expletive] hotel rooms and its just making my head spin. It just makes me really sad. It doesnt feel like weve come too far, but then it feels like we have come far because were talking about it right now." It makes her have violent thoughts...
  • Obama Vigorously Defends Foreign Policy Record

    04/28/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 28, 2014 | By JULIE PACE
    President Barack Obama vigorously defended his foreign policy record Monday, arguing that his cautious approach to global problems has avoided the type of missteps that contributed to a disastrous decade of war for the United States. Summing up his foreign policy philosophy, Obama said it was one that avoids errors.
  • Now it's Jason Conger's turn to get some national attention in Oregon GOP Senate race

    03/26/2014 5:47:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 3/26/14 | Jeff Mapes
    As I've written before, Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby has benefited from a fair amount of national buzz about her GOP senate candidacy in Oregon. But now her main primary challenger, Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, is finally getting some of his own national attention., a popular conservative site, posted an article Wednesday whose headline neatly encapsulated its theme: Beltway GOP Supporting Pro-Choice Over Pro-Life Candidate in Oregon The story was inspired by a post from Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, on RedState, another national conservative site. "It is simple," Atteberry wrote, "the Beltway GOP...
  • Hey John Henry

    02/25/2014 1:45:51 PM PST · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 02/25/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Bring back Barnicle. That's what The Boston Globe should do: It should rehire Mike Barnicle. It should get off its high moral horse, forgive and forget, and bring back the controversial columnist. It would put some life back into the troubled newspaper. The fact of the matter is, the paper hasn't had a popular, highly readable, entertaining general-assignment columnist since Barnicle was drummed out of the Globe City Room on plagiarism charges. While many Globies have tried to be the new Barnicle, nobody has succeeded.
  • Mourn Not the Post, but the Press

    08/07/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | August 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the past week, The New York Times Co. announced it was selling the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry, and Washington Post Chairman Donald Graham announced founder Jeff Bezos was buying the paper that Graham's family has run for decades. Both papers went cheap. The Times bought the Globe in 1993 for $1.1 billion and is now selling it for $70 million. The price tag on the Post was just $250 million. The combined $320 million market value of these two big-city dailies is about as much as the federal government now spends in...
  • What the hex: OUI suspect charged in wild crash threatened cop with voodoo curse

    08/07/2013 11:47:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/7/13 | Jack Encarnaco
    A Cadillac-driving OUI suspect — charged with running a Boston Globe delivery truck off Interstate 93 and onto the Leverett Connector — was carrying three EBT cards, mocked a cop “for paying for food when she gets it for free” and threatened to put a voodoo curse on him, according to a police report. “I questioned her as to why she had other peoples (sic) EBT cards and she 
began screaming that I was a ‘dumb (expletive)’ for paying for food when she gets it for free,” trooper William Koko­cinski wrote of Vivencia 
Bellegarde, 25, of Everett, noting she had...
  • Hanky panky in sale of Boston Globe? (Took price cut to deny sale to conservatives, perhaps)

    08/05/2013 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    The New York Times Company may be facing some serious scrutiny over its planned sale of the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million, after having paid $1.1 billion in 1993. The owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Douglas Manchester, is alleging that his higher bid was rejected by the company. John Lynch of the Boston Herald writes: A losing Boston Globe contender is claiming his San Diego media company outbid Red Sox owner John Henry - and would have gone even higher - a bombshell allegation that he says could delay the...
  • New York Times Set to Lose 90 Percent on Sale of Boston Globe

    06/29/2013 6:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Money News ^ | 06/28/2013
    New York Times Co., which is accepting bids for the Boston Globe Thursday, is likely to fetch a price thats about a 10th of what it paid in 1993, a sign of the industrys deterioration over the past two decades. The bids are set to be in the range of $100 million, according to three people who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. The potential buyers include Rick Daniels, a former president of the Globe, and former Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin, in partnership with cousins Steven and Ben Taylor, whose family once owned the newspaper,...
  • 'New York Times' Likely to Sell 'Boston Globe' for 1/10th Purchase Price

    06/28/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2013 | John Nolte
    the New York Times Company, that bought the Boston Globe for $1.2 billion in 1993, is now accepting bids in the range of $100 million, or about a tenth of what it paid just twenty years ago. Complicating matters further is $110 million in pension liabilities ...
  • Reports: Kraft Group is interested in Boston Globe

    05/17/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 24 replies ^ | Posted: May 15, 2013 | (
    <p> The Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe are both reporting that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wants to buy The Boston Globe.</p> <p>The reports say members of the Kraft Group have received a presentation from the company hired by the New York Times to sell the Globe. The sale also includes and the Worcester Telegram.</p>
  • Enemedia Rushes to Obscure and Whitewash the Jihad Motive for the Boston Bombings

    04/20/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 20, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    This is a sickness -- a societal death wish and orgy of self-hatred. The furious rush to sanitize the motive is the sanction of the victim. Boston Globe Frets Over City’s Muslims After Marathon Bombing by Warner Todd Huston at Wizbang, April 19, 2013 Before the dust has settled, before any idea of who perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombing and why is determined, the Boston Globe is fretting for the city’s Muslims claiming that there will surely be a “backlash” if the bombers are found to be Islamic extremists. This despite that even after 9/11 there was never any real...
  • Howie Carr: Clueless fops (at the Boston Globe) wonder why theyre tanking

    02/21/2013 8:09:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 21, 2013 | Howie Carr
    Who in his right mind would ever buy The Boston Globe? Maybe the physical plant of the newspaper on Morrissey Boulevard, but the actual product? Let me put it another way: When was the last time you bought an actual copy of The Boston Globe? Why would you, it only encourages them. Has ever a publication fallen so far, so fast? Its the Carnival Triumph of the newspaper business. Its the Patriots in the second half against the Ravens. Its Tim Murray in his jammies, flooring his state Crown Vic as the stone wall looms up ahead. [Snip] Everybody at...
  • NYT Tries Again to Sell Off Struggling Boston Globe (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    02/21/2013 2:36:23 PM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    The New York Times Company, owners of the Boston Globe newspaper, is once again trying to find someone to take the struggling Massachusetts newspaper off its hands. The Times previously tried to sell the Globe in 2009 but canceled the sale process after it received concessions from is unions (love the irony there). More from Reuters: The sale is expected to come at a big loss. Ken Doctor, an analyst with Outsell Research, estimated that the Globe could fetch about $150 million. The New York Times paid $1.1 billion for the newspaper in 1993. The New York Times is putting...
  • DENIED! Allred Strikes Out, David Corn Weeps

    10/25/2012 8:18:07 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 72 replies
    The Red Side of Life ^ | 10-25-12 | RedInNewYork
    After a humiliating performance in court, over two days, it looks like Gloria Allred will leave Massachusetts without a bimbo to trot around this time. Allred came to court to get the gag order on her client, the wife of the founder of Staples, lifted. The gag order prevents her client from discussing the details of her divorce in the early 90s, where Mitt Romney offered testimony in support of the husband. Allred left court empty handed. Over Allred's pathetic pleas, the attorney from the Boston Globe agreed to Staple's stipulation settling the matter - and leaving the gag order...
  • The Boston Globe endorses Republican candidate Richard Tisei

    10/24/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 23, 2012
    The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that they will be endorsing Republican candidate Richard Tisei for the Massachusettss 6th Congressional District race against Democrat John F. Tierney who has become unpopular among members of his own party.
  • Boston Globe Story About Elizabeth Warren Legal Work Fails to Mention Lack of Law License

    09/24/2012 10:52:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 24, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Boston Globe has published a story by Michael Levenson about Elizabeth Warren defending her asbestos lawsuit legal work which is most notable by what it does not mention: her lack of a license to practice law in Massachusetts. As revealed by Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, Warren has no license to practice law in that state: Warren is not licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Warrens name does not turn up on a search of the Board of Bar Overseers attorney search website (searches just by last name or using Elizabeth Herring also do not turn up any...
  • Boston Globe unintentionally proves Elizabeth Warrens ethnic fraud

    09/17/2012 7:33:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/16/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The Boston Globe ran a massive 3,000 word lead article this morning trying to excuse away Elizabeth Warren's claim during her professional career to be minority and a woman of color based on supposed Native American ancestry.The story, which had the cooperation of the Warren campaign, comes just days before the first debate in Massachusetts' Senate race. Clearly, the Warren campaign is worried after even Native Americans who are Democrats criticized Warren at the DNC in Charlotte, and is attempting to put its story out there through a friendly source.The article is a masterpiece of distraction, weaving stories from...
  • The Boston Globe Gets its Romney Stayed At Bain Story Wrong (FactCheck: Obama's claims "all wet")

    07/12/2012 11:45:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    PJM ^ | 7/12/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Today the Boston Globe reports that it has discovered that Mitt Romney stayed at Bain Capital three years longer than he has stated. The Globe bases its report on government documents that bear Romneys name, but the Globe is apparently confused about what the documents mean. Its common knowledge that Mitt Romney joined the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee in 1999. The story of Romneys ultimately successful efforts to turn that Olympics around, avoiding disaster and finishing strong with a gangbusters winter games in 2000, forms the backbone of Romneys fix-it man resume. Very few could have stepped in as...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Feb. 19, 2012

    02/19/2012 3:52:27 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies ^ | 2/19/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the week starting with his Sunday Bos. Herald column, "Globe biased for Granny, you've been Warren-ed". Howie is off Mon. (Col. Hunt in); death pool (triggered by passing of Gary Carter) Tue. or Wed.
  • A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney'

    01/20/2012 7:59:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    NPR Fresh Air/WHYY ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | WHYY
    In a new biography, two...Boston Globe reporters write about...Mitt Romney... On their hunt for The Real Romney, Scott Helman and Michael Kranish traced Romney's life... SNIP He...became a leader in the Mormon lay clergy...and eventually became the leader of more than a dozen congregations in eastern Massachusetts. SNIP Peggie HayesHelman: "One of the things the Mormon church does not look kindly upon is single parenthood. There was a woman named Peggie Hayes who had known Romney when she was in his ward. She had come from a family which had had some struggles, had looked to Mormonism to anchor them....
  • Oh my: Boston Globe endorses Jon Huntsman

    01/06/2012 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2012 | Allahpundit
    Dude, it's time. No more delays, no more excuses.UNLEASH HUNTSMANIA. Among the candidates, only two stand out as truly presidential, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman. Both have track records of success, and both, through their policies and demeanors, have shown the breadth of spirit to lead the nation. But while Romney proceeds cautiously, strategically, trying to appease enough constituencies to get himself the nomination, Huntsman has been bold. Rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals. The priorities he would set for the country, from leading the world in renewable energy to retooling education and immigration policies...
  • Pauls foreign policy energizes backers: Candidates views draw fans, fury

    12/23/2011 10:01:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 24, 2011 | Tracy Jan
    DOWS, Iowa - He has set himself apart from the rest of the Republican field as the candidate who believes the United States should shed its role as the worlds policeman and focus instead on its internal economic problems. Representative Ron Paul of Texas says he would cut a trillion dollars out of the federal budget his first year as president, in part by ending all foreign wars and foreign aid, including to Israel. Many conservatives characterize Pauls foreign policy stance as extremist, isolationist, and anti-Israel, calling it a weakness that caps his support. Nearly half of those polled by...
  • Judge Rejects Both Reorganization Plans For Tribune[$13B Debt Chicago Trib,LA Times,23 TV Stations]

    10/31/2011 9:42:00 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | October 31, 2011(Updated 8:08 p.m.) | By: Lynne Marek
    (Crain's) The federal judge overseeing the Tribune Co. bankruptcy case shot down reorganization plans submitted by the Chicago-based media company and a dissident creditor group, threatening to appoint a trustee to oversee the case if they don't resolve it soon. Tribune filed for bankruptcy protection in December 2008 under the weight of $13 billion in debt, a year after the company was taken private in an $8.2-billion leveraged buyout led by real estate mogul Sam Zell, who became its chairman. In a decision that started with the parable of the scorpion that stings the fox carrying him across the...
  • Guns: This isnt Salt Lake City (States' Rights Good all of a sudden)

    10/29/2011 7:39:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2011 | Boston Globe Editorial
    That would mean that a permit from Utah, a state with notably lax standards for concealed-carry permits, as well as permits from every other gun-toting state, would be valid in Massachusetts. Under the latest version of the bill, people with out-of-state permits would be allowed to carry guns on Massachusetts streets even if state laws would otherwise make it illegal for them even to possess a firearm.
  • Safety of tipster feared; Huge risk vs. $2M reward for Whitey

    10/10/2011 2:06:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/10/11 | Joe Dwinell
    The outing of an Icelandic woman as the snitch who dimed out Southie mobster James Whitey Bulger could put her in danger and may have a chilling effect on other witnesses who could think twice before coming forward, former prosecutors warn. The FBI which vowed confidentiality to the tipster also could take a hit if it comes out that the agency was involved in the leak, experts say. The FBI did not return calls yesterday. The womans identity was made public yesterday in a Boston Globe story on Bulgers life of the lam. Her background, photo, husbands, career...
  • Readers will pay at new Globe site

    09/13/2011 10:27:31 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald (website still free!!) ^ | 9/13/11 | Brenden Lynch
    The Globes new paid Web site will be closely watched by other media outlets as newspapers face the economic squeeze caused by more readers getting their news over the Internet, experts said. The more experiments like this, the better, said Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University. Were still all wondering what the business models and thats models will be for the future. The new site will be free until Oct. 1 and $3.99 per week thereafter. will remain free, with breaking news, sports and blogs, which Gillmor said...
  • (Boston Globe) With DUI arrest, Obamas uncle should be subject to deportation

    09/01/2011 1:42:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/1/11 | Boston Globe
    GETTING BEHIND the wheel after drinking heavily is a dangerously irresponsible act. To do so while in the country illegally shows even worse judgment. Deportation should be the expected result in such a case. ...Obama, who likely arrived here as a Kenyan student in the early 1960s, was the subject of a deportation order in 1992... A national debate is under way regarding the proper role of local law enforcement in relation to illegal immigration. Some local police departments dont want to jeopardize relationships with urban residents merely to help US Immigration and Customs Enforcement resolve administrative cases. But nearly...
  • Goodbye husband, hello wife

    08/09/2011 6:04:03 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 49 replies
    I will find out for myself soon enough. I am not a transgendered person, but I am happily married to one. Her name is Lina and she is a male-to-female transsexual. She is 47, and I am 53. We met at Logan Airport on Valentines Day in 2003, when we both lived in the area (we have since moved to North Carolina for work). I had left The Boston Globe copy desk the year before to be a freelance writer, and I wrote about a crazy ice-skating trip he took in my column for the Globe Travel section, Where They...
  • Afghan crash inflicts double blow on US psyche

    08/07/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 16 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 8, 2011 | Juliette Kayyem
    HE DEATH of 30 Americans on a Chinook helicopter Saturday marked the single-deadliest day for this country in its 10-year war in Afghanistan. Among the dead were 22 Navy SEAL commandos, including members of SEAL Team 6, the famous unit that killed Osama bin Laden. That is tragedy enough. But the attack also holds a mirror up to the war itself and exposes the fallacy that we can leave Afghanistan on our own terms. Operationally, Saturdays events show how little we have progressed in turning Afghanistan over to the Afghans. For a nation whose exit strategy was based on sharing...
  • New York Times Swings To 2Q Loss On Charge, Revenue Decline

    07/21/2011 8:46:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Jul 21, 2011 | | Melodie Warner
    New York Times Co. swung to a second-quarter loss on a write-down tied to its news media group, along with the continuing decline of advertising revenue and higher promotion costs related to the launch of digital subscription packages. New York Times, which also owns the Boston Globe, has signaled that its cost-cutting efforts, which have allowed it to remain mostly profitable despite its top-line declines, may be winding down. Most publishers have seen slower advertising-revenue declines, but the newspaper industry continues to battle circulation losses as readers migrate to the Internet. ... Revenue dropped 2.2% to $576.7 million, reflecting a...
  • Mike Barnicle: The best friend a gangster could have... ["Whitey Bulger" "Jimmy"]

    06/23/2011 1:57:44 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 14:39 ET | By Steve Kornacki
    In the summer of 1991, James J. "Whitey" Bulger won the Massachusetts lottery. Well, at least he claimed he did. The $14 million winning ticket was actually held by a South Boston man named Michael Linskey, who had purchased it at the Bulger-owned South Boston Liquor Mart. Linskey then told state lottery officials that he'd actually been partners with Bulger and two others and that they were entitled to half of the jackpot. This was all enormously suspicious. It had long been known that Whitey Bulger, whose brother Billy was then the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, lived on the...