Joe Fitzgerald plays yin to Adrian Walker’s yang in the local dailies today regarding Jason Collins’ coming-out party. Here’s how Walker starts out his Boston Globe column:
Jason Collins’ quiet facilitator
When Jason Collins got in touch with his friend US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III a few weeks ago, Kennedy had little idea what he wanted to talk about.
The former Stanford roommates agreed to meet in person, before the Marathon bombing upended Kennedy’s schedule. When they finally caught up by phone, Collins had major news: He was gay, and he was going to become a trailblazer, by becoming the first active major-sport American athlete to come out.
Kennedy told him, “This has been a long week, but you just put a smile on my face,’’ the congressman recalled in a telephone inter view.
Later in the piece, Joe K 3.0 says “Jason is a great guy and a great friend . . . He is someone I’ve literally and figuratively looked up to. He’s a historical figure now, but he’s still the same great friend I know.”
Crosstown at the Boston Herald, Joe Fitzgerald isn’t so impressed . . .
Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.