Whitey Bulger/Catherine Greig FBI Photo Bakeoff

The FBI has launched another “Where’s Whitey” campaign, this time “focusing not on Mr. Bulger but on his girlfriend, Catherine Elizabeth Greig,” according to the Wall Street Journal:

[Yesterday] the agency [began] airing public-service announcements in 14 U.S. cities during shows such as “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The View”

The PSA:

Last year the Bureau ran ads in dental and plastic-surgery trade publications, reflecting Greig’s penchant for chronic teeth-cleaning and routine physical reconstruction. Neither paid off.

Thus, the new PSA.

Special bonus this year: time-lapse images depicting how Bulger and Greig might have aged over the past few decades.

The Journal charted them reverse-chronologically:

The Boston Globe ran the photos in an undated strip:

The Boston Herald had a paltry two-pack of Greig (sorry, not online), and the New York Times pulled up lame with this old FBI poster:

Clear winner: the Wall Street Journal.

WSJ victory lap: this image of the FBI’s digital billboard in Times Square.

The hardworking staff believes the FBI might just as well set its money on fire in any attempt to catch Whitey, but hey – hope springs eternal.

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8 Responses to Whitey Bulger/Catherine Greig FBI Photo Bakeoff

  1. Bob Gardner says:

    Decent of the FBI to give Catherine a 16 year head start, don’t you think?

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  3. Michael Pahre says:

    You wrote, “The hardworking staff believes the FBI might just as well set its money on fire in any attempt to catch Whitey…”

    I believe you are SLIGHTLY WRONG, just a little mistake on your part in denigrating the power of advertising.

  4. Bill says:

    Guess it did work….”The FBI just as well set its money on fire” just a tad wrong. LOL

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