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…
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-…
'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…
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…
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…
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…
NBC Eagerly Touts Kennedy for Congress: 'A New Generation Has Stepped
October 1st, 2012 4:50 PM
On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie promoted "a congressional battle in Massachusetts featuring a very familiar name" and wondered, "Could another Kennedy be headed to Congress?" In the report that followed, Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell lamented the end of 65 years of Kennedys in Congress, then proclaimed: "But now a new generation has…
Coulter Column | Elizabeth Warren's Indian Name: Dances with Lies
May 10th, 2012 5:20 PM
Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard.
Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant student…
WashPost Promotes 'Liberal Hero' Elizabeth Warren on Page One, Buries
May 7th, 2012 9:11 AM
On Monday’s front page, The Washington Post promoted “liberal hero” Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat looking to retake the “Ted Kennedy seat” in the Senate. “Stakes high as liberal hero tries to unseat GOP senator,” read the headline. On Sunday, the Post’s Chris Cillizza said Warren had the “Worst Week in Washington” for her muddled…
Romney Dog on Roof-Obsessed Gail Collins at NYT Has Ignored 2003 Rescu
April 29th, 2012 10:36 AM
Per her bio, Gail Collins at the New York Times "joined the New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001 she became the first woman ever appointed editor of the Times editorial page." So she was hanging with the Old Gray Lady in 2003.
The columnist's presence at the paper that year is quite relevant. You see, Ms. Collins has…
Bankrupt Evergreen Solar's U.S. Govt. Benefits Mostly Unreported, Prob
August 21st, 2011 3:04 PM
On August 15, the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Associated Press all reported that Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Oddly enough (no, not really), The New York Times, which published a 1,600-word report in January (HT to an NB emailer) on the company's competitive difficulties, did not take note of Evergreen's filing.
Each of the…
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.): 'I Think the Constitution is Wrong
October 14th, 2010 4:28 PM
During a debate with his Republican opponent Marty Lamb, Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern said he thinks the Constitution is wrong in regards to campaign financing.
John Kerry on Voters: They Aren’t Influenced By ‘Facts or the Tru
September 25th, 2010 11:37 PM
It appears we have the answer to that age-old question: John Kerry, why the long face? After a tour of the Boston Medical Center, Kerry blamed Democrat struggles across the nation on the obvious problem - the voters.The Boston Herald reports that Kerry took his pent-up election anger out on clueless voters (emphasis mine):"We have an electorate that doesn't always pay that much attention to…