If you're a connisseur of the women-doing-X trend story, be sure to check out Lissa Harris's new blog, Women Do!, which is "Dedicated to the "Women Do ____" story, found wherever fine News-papers are sold."
And then--if you come across new examples of this hackneyed genre--be sure to draw them to Harris's attention, so she can deconstruct them with righteous, white-hot rage.
If you're confused about whether Boston might lay off 200 police officers or not, I urge you to check out Dan Kennedy's deconstruction
of the Globe and Herald's duelling treatments of the subject. As Dan
notes, this is partly a political story and partly a media one--and
despite the Herald's bluster (online headline:"Riled mayor Thomas M.
There's a major omission in the Herald's list of naughty Boston newsmakers. One guess as to what it is.