At 1 AM today, as the lateworking staff noted, the Boston Herald website featured this:
LOS ANGELES — James “Whitey” Bulger, a notorious Boston gangster on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list for his alleged role in 19 murders, has been captured near Los Angeles after living on the run for 16 years, authorities said Wednesday.
Santa Monica Police Sgt. Rudy Flores said his agency was informed of the arrest by the FBI.
But the front page of the Herald that arrived at the Global Worldwide Headquarters several hours later featured this:
Callahan Rips Meddling Menino on Nike Flap:
No mention anywhere in the paper of Heeeeeere’s . . . Whitey!
Later editions of the Herald had this on Page One:
Maybe this is why only seven and a half people have home-delivery subscriptions to the Herald: BECAUSE IT’S NOT EVEN PRINTED ON THE SAME DAY YOU GET IT!!!
I know, I know – keep my shirt on.