The hardworking staff has no beef with the content of Brian Mooney’s largely dismissive piece about gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein (G/R – You Still There?) in Saturday’s Boston Globe.
Stein, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Medical School, is the Green-Rainbow Party nominee, polling in single digits. Her shoestring-budget campaign, funded in part by $55,000 of her own money, operates out of a sparsely furnished storefront in the Fields Corner section of Dorchester. She frequently complains that the news media do not take her seriously, stifling her message. But her campaign rarely communicates with reporters or provides her schedule . . .
She describes society’s problems in complex, interconnected terms. But when talking about her political opponents or the moneyed interests she blames for many of the nation’s ills, they become two-dimensional cut-outs, serving as her foils.
The Globe piece also describes her as – at least in one instance – clueless about Massachusetts politics.
All fair points as far as the hardworking staff can see.
But the Saturday Globe? Really?
Why not just stick a Please Marginalize Me sign on Stein’s back and get it over with?