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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Menino challenger emerges?

Not content to be remembered for his papal umbrella-holding, former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn is now wielding a shovel -- and laying it on thick thanks to increasingly bizarre news judgment at the Herald.

The gang at Wingo Square offers yet another Page One opinion piece this morning, with Flynn slip-sliding down memory lane about riding snow plows during his tenure as city chief executive PM (pre-Menino).

And in typical Herald fashion, the headline "We Did it Better" holds little in common with the story -- save for Flynn's unprovable boast that his complaint line folks yearned for scratch tickets during storms because they were so bored by the lack of business. (Now that would b a story!)

Granted snow coverage is as about as predictable as the weather (albeit more accurate). But the Herald bringing Flynn out of retirement to snag one more cheap headline, at the expense of Urban Mechanic Tom Menino, hobbling on crutches after another knee surgery, seems a bit too much like making news rather than reporting it.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also doesn't really square with what's going on since Menino has traditionally done a very good job on snow removal, especially recently when compared with NYC!

January 13, 2011 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The South Boston crowd never got over the fact that an Italian took over the office they thought was their birthright.

January 13, 2011 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was also a slap at former Mayor Kevin White, saying that his administration was the first to plow Roxbury streets ...

January 13, 2011 10:56 AM  

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