From Friday’s Boston Globe Names column:
Changing channels for styleboston
Producers of styleboston celebrated the TV show’s move to Channel 5 with a party the other night at the Taj Boston.
Hold it right there.
Styleboston is not a “TV show.”
Styleboston is marketing material tricked out as programming content, a condition the hardworking staff has chronicled on numerous occasions over the past year.
And WCVB is styleboston’s, well, rhymes with limp.
Which means not celebrating the other night were:
1) Legit journalists at WCVB who worry that styleboston’s ads-in-sheep’s-clothing will taint their legit journalism
2) Anyone who believes they have a right to know when they’re being advertised to
WCVB should not be in bed with styleboston.
In fact, no one should.