We’re often accused of being a lefty progressive rag that borders on anarchy when it comes to our political leanings. We’ve championed radical drug policy reform for Massachusetts since day one, questioned our local officials and their backroom deals when no one else would, been on the front lines of the Occupy movement as it was breaking live, and knee deep now in covering how Black Lives Matter is changing our local discussion…so maybe the shoe fits.
The truth however is more complicated. We’re instigators more than idealogues. We want to go where others won’t because it’s the right thing to do, but not because it serves our agenda, rather because it serves an agenda: one that seeks to bring stories to the surface that would otherwise not see the light of day.
It’s not just political either. Our news coverage is front of book for a reason but the music, film and arts coverage also lives up to that ethos. It’s a package deal and how we cover arts and entertainment is no different than how we cover the news and think about our features. It’s an intentional effort to push buttons, rethink what we know and and stir the proverbial pot, no matter the topic.
Jeff Lawrence, DigBoston Publisher + Editor
OH, CRUEL WORLD
I know it’s hot. My thighs are perpetually stuck to my nut sack, and everyone around me is constantly fighting despite their not really having anything besides the heat to scream about. So the last thing that I need is another public service announcement telling me and my grandmother to drink more water when we’re outside gardening. It’s a shameless way for you to advertise how nice you are using taxpayer money, and if you think that people don’t see through that then I have a sweaty hairy ballbag for you to choke on. Tell us something that we don’t know for a change, like how much it costs to air-condition the multi-level atrium of Boston City Hall, or the State House for crying out loud, while us peasants roast alive out here.