Talk about mailing it in: Apparently Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr can cover the James “Whitey” Bulger trial without actually attending it.
First, today’s third-class piece:
Johnny’s bad, but not the real rat
The worst word you can ever use against Johnny Martorano is “rat,” so you can bet that Whitey Bulger’s lawyers will be throwing it up against him again this morning within 30 seconds or so of resuming their cross-examination.
They’ll be trying to make him lose his cool. Good luck with that.
Stipulated, I wrote a book with Martorano, and we split the profits. I get along pretty well with him. So does just everybody else I know who knows him, believe it or not.
Carr’s readers? Not so friendly. Representative (if ungrammatical) sample . . .
Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.
He could work his way up to sportswriter at this pace. We like to play “watch it on the NHL Network then wait to hear someone say it on NESN or NBCSN” before games. At least half of the people “covering” the games are doing so from their couch.
Nah – he could never do justice to the Game 4 barn-burner.