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    Southern discomfortSouthern discomfort:  Anti-press overreach in the Sun Belt. Plus, the strange resilience of Page Six editor Richard Johnson
    A pair of recent developments in the Sun Belt serves as a useful reminder that antagonism between government and the press can get a whole lot nastier.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    The problem with heroesThe problem with heroes:  Lessons from the build-them-up, tear-them-down Boston firefighter backlash
    Even the hardest-hearted news consumer had to wince this past week when the private autopsy results of Paul Cahill and Warren Payne were leaked to some of the press.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Highway robberyHighway robbery:  Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?
    Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.
    By: DAN KENNEDY


    Scared silentScared silent:  Three lawsuits have been dropped, but local media still seems reluctant to tackle the Islamic Society of Boston
    Dr. Walid Fitaihi’s departure from and return to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) were stories worth reporting.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    House pestHouse pest:  One Cape Cod blogger is getting the scoops and setting the pace for Massachusetts casino coverage — for better or worse
    The biggest political story in Massachusetts right now is the state’s ongoing dalliance with casino gambling.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Backlash bluesBacklash blues:  Will the Larry Craig scandal bolster anti-gay bias?
    Most big news stories fit the snowball metaphor, with an isolated fact or two slowly gaining significance and momentum over a period of days or weeks.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Mitt’s thorny threesomeMitt’s thorny threesome:  How will a trio of new media developments affect the Romney presidential campaign?
    Whatever Mitt Romney is doing in a few years, he’ll always have the Summer of ’07.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    When Rupert came to BostonWhen Rupert came to Boston:  Revisiting the lessons of Murdoch’s Herald
    Just how badly will Rupert Murdoch screw up the Wall Street Journal?
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Air apparentAir apparent:  WBUR has done a 180 under Paul La Camera, thanks, in part to some serious-news hires
    With any institution in flux, it’s easier to pinpoint when things fell apart than when they were put back together.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Getaway CarrGetaway Carr:  Why WRKO should cut Howie loose. Plus, journalism’s unsolvable PR conundrum
    Howie Carr’s jump from WRKO-AM to WTKK-FM isn’t a done deal just yet.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Bacevich’s warBacevich’s war:  The politics of personal tragedy
    Eight days after 9/11, NPR broadcast a commentary by Andrew J. Bacevich, a Vietnam War veteran, former Army colonel, and professor of international relations at BU.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Drive free or dieDrive free or die:  The Romney camp’s ominous New Hampshire misstep. Plus, how should Bloomberg cover Bloomberg?
    Reporter Mark Leibovich offered a parenthetical aside on a brush with former Massachusetts governor and would-be president Mitt Romney’s security detail.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    The Most Hated Man in BostonThe Most Hated Man in Boston:  What is it about The Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy that makes ordinary, peaceable people want to kick his ass?
    To understand the tortured tango that binds Dan Shaughnessy and his detractors, consider his item about Red Sox ace Curt Schilling’s blog, 38 Pitches.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    A rare thumbs-upA rare thumbs-up:  The Globe turns out two good choices
    When two of the Boston Globe’s three metro columnists left the paper earlier this year there was talk that Editor Marty Baron might simply leave their jobs unfilled.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Leftward ho!Leftward ho!:  How liberal can the Herald’s editorial page get?
    The Daily Worker has nothing to fear — yet.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    This story blowsThis story blows:  The bizarre battle over Cape Wind
    There’s a foul wind blowing off Cape Cod.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    A new balanceA new balance:  The Globe reaches for a sense of equilibrium after months of anxiety
    To grasp the significance of the latest shake-up at the Boston Globe, consider this: the trio that just received key promotions all spurned overtures from elsewhere.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Politico and its discontentsPolitico and its discontents:  Meet the Left’s newest ‘nonpartisan’ media bogeyman
    In less than four months, Politico has already achieved what few post-FDR presidents could in the same amount of time: it’s become a force in national politics.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Brave new world?Brave new world?:  Adventures in outsourcing, or, Why the Herald should move to Mumbai
    PasadenaNow.com recently hired two India-based reporters (combined salary: approximately $19,000) to cover the Pasadena City Council. Could it happen here?
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Judge DreadJudge Dread:  The SJC’s libel ruling won’t cripple the media — but it could seriously hurt the Herald
    A few hours after the Massachusetts SJC upheld his 2005 triumph in a libel case against the Boston Herald, Superior Court judge Ernest Murphy waxed dramatic.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    The believerThe believer:  Eric Goldscheider’s lonely crusade
    Ben LaGuer is one of three things: the victim of massive injustice, a con man of staggering persistence, or a delusional head case.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Rebirth of a salesmanRebirth of a salesman:  The return of Russel Pergament
    He’s going too fast.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Media monstrositiesMedia monstrosities:  Oddities and ephemera from the week gone by
    On April 23, MIT sophomore David Sheets cataloged Web sites that can’t be reached on Boston’s free wireless network due to a screwy filtering program.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Savage loveSavage love:  What we talk about when we talk about the Globe’s Pulitzer
    First things first: congratulations to Globe reporter Charlie Savage on a much-deserved Pulitzer Prize.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Media MosesMedia Moses:  What's behind Pastor Bruce Wall's nose for news?
    Bruce Wall is blessed with a talent for publicity.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    The Stool also risesThe Stool also rises:  Parsing the lowbrow genius of Barstool Sports
    Dave Portnoy had described himself as the most average-looking guy imaginable, and he was right.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Innocent abroadInnocent abroad:  Their woman in Baghdad
    Last week, political humor Web site Wonkette.com urged Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to kidnap an American journalist.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Self-inflicted woundsSelf-inflicted wounds:  Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
    People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
    By: ADAM REILLY


    Lapdog, meet watchdogLapdog, meet watchdog:  What’s gotten into the political press?
    Hating the media has long been a popular pastime. But after the invasion of Iraq four years ago, anti-press animus reached a new level of intensity on the left.
    Feast or famine: Jack Shafer defends the press pre-Iraq. By Adam Reilly

    By: ADAM REILLY


    Silent treatmentSilent treatment:  Solving the press’s credit problem
    When next year’s Pulitzer finalists are announced, the Washington Post’s coverage of dismal conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center will almost certainly make the list. But did the Post actually break the story?
    The deadliest sin: The Times' blind eye. By Adam Reilly

    By: ADAM REILLY


    Borges-gate revisitedBorges-gate revisited:  Lesson One: the perils of sharing
    Forget two months without Ron Borges.
    By: ADAM REILLY


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BLOGS
  The Globe screws Hillary
posted at 3:48 PM / 10.29.2007
  New in the Phoenix: Sun Belt media battles
posted at 11:31 AM / 10.25.2007
  Barnicle returns, strains credulity
posted at 10:57 AM / 10.24.2007
  Marketing Mitt
posted at 11:49 AM / 10.25.2007
  Romneys At Fenway
posted at 3:06 PM / 10.24.2007
  Keller, Kennedy, and "Crashing"
posted at 6:35 PM / 10.22.2007


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