Tag Archives: Associated Press

Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper (State Gun Laws Edition)

Wednesday’s New York Times called the roll of State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown.   Nutshell version: Twenty-nine laws loosened concealed carry laws; none tightened them. Twenty-three laws tightened background checks and mental health reporting; three loosened … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The Starbucks Shutdown Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was enjoying a latte at the Coolidge Corner Starbucks and reading the New York Times yesterday when I came across this ad: … Continue reading

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Seamus On The Boston Herald! STILL No Heaney Obit

Today marks the third edition of the Boston Herald to ignore the death of the great Seamus Heaney. It’s not like anyone at the dicey local tabloid would have to actually read some of Heaney’s poetry. They could just run a wire … Continue reading

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Herald Goes Double ‘Dutch’

The Boston Herald devotes two pages today to remembrances of the great Elmore Leonard, who died yesterday at age 87. Start with the Associated Press obituary, which begins “He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the … Continue reading

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Herald Revising History Again (Bombing Coverage Coverup II)

The Boston Herald continues to criticize news organizations that erroneously reported an arrest  two days after the Marathon bombings – without noting that the feisty local tabloid itself did exactly the same thing. Exhibit A: The Herald’s Press Party webbcast on Friday, … Continue reading

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Boston Herald: Your Zumba Hooker Headquarters

Margery Eagan has the local dailies’ Maine event in her Boston Herald column today: Potential jurors in Zumba case face probing questions A truth too naked “Do you have a domination fetish?” “Have you dealt with this by hiring a prostitute?” “Was … Continue reading

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Dennis Lehane Didn’t Just Lose His Dog; He’s Losing His ‘Lost Dog’ Flyers Too

The hardwalking staff had the oddest experience on our post-prandial promenade last night. Strolling up Harvard Street, we encountered a five-block stretch between Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner that contained dozens of flyers seeking information about local author Dennis Lehane’s … Continue reading

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Jack Shafer: Fake Press Releases Are A Public Service

Contrarian Reuters media critic Jack Shafer checks in with this latest post: Fake press releases are a public service Yesterday, an enterprising clown used PRWeb to publish a fake press release about the purported purchasing of WiFi provider ICOA by Google for $400 … Continue reading

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