Monthly Archives: April 2019

Opinion as news

The New York Times des not hesitate to publish opinion as news, as is illustrated by a paragraph in a Times story in The Boston Globe, Apr. 16, 2019, about Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Story is headlined, “In Omar attack, Trump revives familiar refrain against Muslims.” The Times reports: “Trump and his team are trying to make Omar, one of a group of progressive women Democratic House members who is… Read Article →

Raising concerns in some quarters.

In our dictionary, we define “concerns” as: “When not referring to companies, it means worries, ranging from red tide’s hurting Maine clam beds to Pakistan’s nuclear weapons falling into Taliban’s hands.” Today’s example is not quite as worrisome. The Boston Globe reports, in an Apr. 13, 2019, business story about empty retail stores in Downtown Crossing, the traditional shopping area of Boston, becoming offices: “The proposed change also is raising… Read Article →