Monthly Archives: April 2019

Story that makes you wonder

Some stories make you wonder. Like a top-of-fold story on first page of the Metro section of the print edition of The Boston Globe, Apr. 24, 2019, headlined: “College is warned on its shaky finances — State tells Hellenic its degree granting authority is at risk.” The story lede: “Another small private college in New England is in trouble. Hellenic College Holy Cross, a Greek Orthodox school in Brookline, received… Read Article →

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 →