WEEI’s Minihane busts Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen for FABRICATING Boston Marathon bombing stories; Globe stays mum in own paper [w/ UPDATE]

The Boston Globe and Kevin Cullen have a lot of explaining to do.

The Globe’s Cullen has led readers and the public over the years to believe that he was close to the scene of the finish line and its first responders when bombs exploded at the 2013 Boston marathon. We now know something entirely different.

This is a big one, folks. From WEEI and WEEI’s Kirk Minihane (emphasis and links added): Continue reading “WEEI’s Minihane busts Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen for FABRICATING Boston Marathon bombing stories; Globe stays mum in own paper [w/ UPDATE]”

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Boston Globe plugs book, buries the fact that it was co-written by one of its own reporters

Teenager Chessy Prout is getting publicity that any author could only dream about: prominent coverage in the Boston Globe:

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Yet only until the ninth paragraph do we see this:

“Prout says she hopes the book, written with Jenn Abelson, a Boston Globe reporter, will help other teenagers who have felt shame and humiliation after being sexually assaulted.”

Continue reading “Boston Globe plugs book, buries the fact that it was co-written by one of its own reporters”

Boston Globe: We don’t care if the headline doesn’t match the story if we like the headline

The Boston Globe published this headline on its web site:

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Got it? The headline says that Holy Cross wants to change the name of its newspaper because it shares the same title with a KKK publication.

But then the actual article says:

“An editorial Friday [in the Holy Cross newspaper] said the change had nothing to do with ‘the nominal association with a poorly-circulated KKK newspaper,’ but because of the violence and massacres associated with the medieval Crusades.”

So the move had nothing to do with the KKK, but the Globe has told readers otherwise.

By the way, Holy Cross could stand to learn a few things about the Crusades. It is sorely misinformed.

 

Hypocrisy alert: Boston Globe *admits* to sex harassment and abuse in its own offices but *doesn’t name names*; Read editor McGrory’s memo to staff here

WEEI radio hosts Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan appear to have been the first to break the story that the Boston Globe has a past and recent history of sexual harassment within its own offices.

In response to the scoop by Kirk & Callahan, Globe editor Brian McGrory issued the following memo to Globe staff in which McGrory admitted that the paper was “assessing our own situations”: Continue reading “Hypocrisy alert: Boston Globe *admits* to sex harassment and abuse in its own offices but *doesn’t name names*; Read editor McGrory’s memo to staff here”