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WSJ Beats Boston Dailies on Bulger Wrongful Death Suit

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this Zusha Elinson piece about the latest verse in The Ballad of Whitey Bulger. Bulger Was Wary Of Prison Transfer Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger seemed to have good news when he called his attorney … Continue reading

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Times of London Whacks Irish Times for Kevin Cullen Coddling

As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, the Irish Times has been derelict in its due diligence about Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s reporting for that paper about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. And now the Times of London is … Continue reading

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Irish Times Sentences Kevin Cullen to . . . One Correction

Back in April when the whole Kevin Cullen rumpus began, the headscratching staff wondered if the Irish Times would scrutinize its Cullen column that ran in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, a piece that featured unverified details different from … Continue reading

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Seems The Irish Times Is Not Reviewing Kevin Cullen’s Work

Earlier this week the hardworking staff noted the rumpus around Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s shifting coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Central to the issue is Cullen’s dual versions of the role he says Dorchester firefighter Sean O’Brien played … Continue reading

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Is The Irish Times Reviewing Kevin Cullen’s Reporting For It?

The rumpus over Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s Boston Marathon bombings coverage has gone trans-Atlantic, as this Irish Times piece illustrates. ‘Boston Globe’ columnist Kevin Cullen put on administrative leave Journalist’s coverage of Boston Marathon bombings to be examined after … Continue reading

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Dunkin’ Channeled Boston Globe in Dumping Hill Holliday

Wednesday’s Boston Globe featured this Jon Chesto piece on its first Business page. Snappy lede: “Hill Holliday no longer runs on Dunkin’.” The Canton-based chain dropped its ad agency of two decades and moved its account to New York shop BBDO Worldwide. “Every … Continue reading

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New York Times Beats Boston Globe on MFA Mummy DNA

The Boston news bakeoff between the Big Town and the Beanie Town usually goes to the local broadsheet, but not yesterday. The New York Times Science section featured this piece by Nicholas St. Fleur. Cracking a Cold Case The F.B.I. … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: U.S. Senate Hopeful, U.S. Senate Huckster (3)

Latest in our ever-expanding series As someone said about the blizzard of Barackaphernalia at the 2008 Obama inauguration, “When Americans want to celebrate, they turn to merchandise.” But Mitt Romney (R-Wherever) is getting downright pushy about merchandising in his nascent … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (Horse’s Mouth Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk From time to time the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases issued by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they just keep piling up. Here’s our latest collection, in reverse chronological order. (Boldface … Continue reading

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We’re Shocked – Shocked! – at ‘Casablanca’ Exhibit Reviews

The Natick-based International Museum of World War II has mounted a new exhibit, The Real and Reel Casablanca (November 10 through February 3), which features “75 artifacts drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection that provide unmatched insights into the decisions surrounding the … Continue reading

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