This week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight features a very special topic: The legal beatdown of the Boston Herald for libeling a local woman in its 2009 report that she engaged in “sexual acts” with a convicted murderer at Bridgewater’s Old Colony Correctional Center.
The Herald’s Press Party featured . . . well, nothing about the verdict.
Crosstown at WGBH’s Beat the Press, it was an entirely different story.
Splendid reader Bob Gardner told our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town, “My guess is that someone at BTP will point out how much they respect Joe Sciacca.”
Didn’t happen. Sorry, Bob.
But especially – sorry, Joe.
Better luck next libel.
I stand behind my prediction. It was meticulously researched and well written.
I totally respect that, Bob.
Hate to say this, HWS, but with the exception of the two people sitting farthest to the right, the BTP panel (on this subject, anyway) was a waste of 5 minutes. The other three added literally nothing, and Louis LeBeau is genuinely embarrassing to listen to.
BTW: whoever came up with the idea of sitting five adults at a kindergarten crafts counter should be sent out for coffee; they look ridiculous. What happened to this show?
My eyes aren’t what they once were, Mick – which one is Louis LeBeau?