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  • February 07, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    Fellow journalists: why do we embarrass ourselves like this? Why is it so difficult to pat each other on the back and say, "Great job"?

    Here's what I'm talking about. On Tuesday, the Herald revealed that Peter Berdovsky had videotaped police response to that wacky Mooninite stunt. But today--if you read the Globe or a zillion other publications, and missed the original Herald story--you'd never know who got there first.

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  • February 06, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    Obviously! That's the conclusion of one Hugh Campbell, who offered his analysis at The Lede, the New York Times's news blog. Here's Hugh's argument:
    Unfortunately this will only continue the illusion that a woman President may not be a good idea as only a woman would do something this dramatic. Men and women both know that no man would drive 900 miles in diapers in a fit of passion.

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  • February 06, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    Bay Windows has the scoop: Worcester police are recommending that Larry Cirignano--the anti-gay marriage stalwart and former executive director of Catholic Citizenship--be prosecuted for allegedly shoving pro-gay marriage Sarah Loy counterprotester to the ground. The alleged incident occurred during a Dec. 16 Worcester rally for VoteonMarriage.

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  • February 06, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    *NOTE: Make that "Media Log confuses." A reader has helpfully pointed out that there is, in fact, a CENTRAL place for "intent" in the state law at work here. Here's what I somehow managed to miss:
    Whoever possesses, transports, uses or places or causes another to knowingly or unknowingly possess, transport, use or place any hoax device or hoax substance with the intent to cause anxiety, unrest, fear or personal discomfort to any person or group of persons shall be punished by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than two and one-half years or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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  • February 02, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    In this week's paper, I explore Morrissey Blvd.'s angst and ask whether the paper's intensified local focus is really such a good thing.

    Sorry, no Mooninite content.

  • February 01, 2007
    By Carly Carioli
    Earlier today, I griped about how we didn’t learn that all those “suspicious devices” pictured a little dude flipping the bird until it was way, way too late. I still believe that’s the truly confounding part of this story, and I’m still trying to figure out whether the press or law enforcement deserves blame.

    Today’s front-page Globe story suggests a technical explanation.

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  • February 01, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    Any chance this whole stupid thing would have played out differently if--instead of referring to multiple "suspicious devices" discovered around the city--the Boston media had referred to multiple "pictures of a little guy giving the finger"?

    And here's a follow-up: if so, is the fact that they didn't the fault of A) the press, B) public officials, or C) both?

    Discuss.

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