Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Stephen Colbert Edition)

The Thursday Curse struck again in the latest episode of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight between the local hall monitors.

Start with the Boston Herald’s Press Party, which featured this lineup in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday:

On this week’s Press Party, we’re talking about the White House’s embarrassing answers about the gender-pay gap and PressParty_ShowLogothe media coverage of the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings . . .

Don’t miss our media fail of the week. News anchors mourned the passing of Mickey Rooney with fond remembrances of him — only they couldn’t quite remember his name.

Press Party fail of the week: They missed the CBS coronation of Stephen Colbert as David Letterman’s successor on Late Night.

But WGBH’s Beat the Press was on it like Brown on Williamson.



Hey, Herald Partyniks: Ready to move to Friday now?


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4 Responses to Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Stephen Colbert Edition)

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    Figures. Beat the Press turned to fluff at the expense of substance some time ago.

  2. Bill says:

    I must be getting slow these days, I missed the logical connection between BTP’s presumed “charter” and the Letterman story.

    And I am the only one who thinks the BTP panel needs to go outside the box of its immediate staff and professional media people (Globe, BU, etc) for a broader perspective?Maybe even get an articulate, coherent non-media person in the mix, to get some other perspective? There’s so much talk about need for diversity and bringing in unheard voices on BTP, but if they looked in the mirror, they’d see so little of it. Kind of the usual “do as we say, not as we do” thing.

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