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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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Does Meb = ‘Made Easy Boston’?

You splendid readers can believe this or not, but the morning after the 2014 Boston Marathon the hardworking staff said, “The Kenyans tanked the race yesterday.” (Ask our suite mate at BU!) The winning time (2:08:37) was too slow, and … Continue reading

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NYT Also Excels at Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

As you all undoubtedly know by now, the Boston Globe has won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for its Breaking News Reporting of last year’s Marathon bombings. Less noticed locally is the New York Times Feature Photography Pulitzer for Josh Haner’s “moving essay on … Continue reading

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Baseball Players Are Not Heroes

The hardlywatching staff had the TV on in the background last night when we heard a local newscast refer to the Red Sox Home Opener “honoring the heroes on and off the field” – that is, commemorating 1) the 2013 … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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NYT Targets Boston Shootings Rise

Saturday’s New York Times took a big swing at the rise in Boston gun violence since the April Marathon bombings. Violence Rises in Boston Off the National Stage BOSTON — The Boston Marathon bombings produced an outpouring of attention to … Continue reading

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Tsarnaev Photo Finish

Saturday’s local dailies had – wait for it – very different takes on the State Police photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s April 19 apprehension by law enforcement officials after a “massive manhunt.” From the Boston Globe: Some praise officer for bloody images … Continue reading

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Being Ed Davis

Police Commissioner Ed Davis has officially become a litmus test in Boston’s mayoral race. It started with this piece in Wednesday’s Boston Herald: Conley promises to retain top cop Puts feud with Davis behind him Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley … Continue reading

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Marathon Bombing Memorial Advertisers Become More And More Obscure

In the two weeks since the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, we’ve seen a goodly number of tribute ads from the likes of Verizon, Bloomingdale’s, even the City of New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. But today’s installments come from, well, out of nowhere. … Continue reading

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