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Even after former Phoenix reporter David Bernstein broke the news on Twitter that Menino would be announcing his retirement on Thursday, wannabe pundits were insisting that it was all just the mayor f—ing with everyone—conveniently close to April Fools’ Day. Continue reading
A man in Sturbridge was arrested when police found a four-year-old in the backseat of his van … along with an open can of Four Loko up front. Not only does this dude have terrible taste in booze, he also has terrible taste in life decisions. MINUS 5 Continue reading
Roger Mundell of Brookfield was attacked by a bobcat in his own f-cking garage for no godd-mn reason because apparently bullsh-t like this happens now even though this the 21st century Jesus Christ. Mundell escaped with minor injuries, but still, what the f-ck. MINUS 3 Continue reading
Prosecutors have asked that the defense for Whitey Bulger supply evidence of the supposed FBI “immunity” granted to the alleged mob boss. “Councilor,” said one attorney for the accused, “You may find The Departed on Netflix or your nearest Red Box.” MINUS 1 Continue reading
The summer is easily the weakest time of the year for newspapers. It’s when advertising revenue aspires to boost itself up to “in the toilet” stature, while the heat roasts the already-mushy brains that a majority of Boston’s working journalists are saddled with.
This means that what was awful reporting in general, only gets worse.
As a general rule, one should never trust a journalist when it comes to numbers. After all, if they were good with numbers they wouldn’t have chosen a career path with the financial prospects of a gig selling used speakers out of your trunk. Continue reading