Sure, we have plenty of local talk at this point, but how many area topics do they actually cover?
Vay Cay Jay, for example, would never lower himself to this level as he’s still hoping to be taken seriously as a pundit on national issues. Sadly for him, it will never happen.
Beyond that, we’ve got New Jersey hip hop promoters, felons, YouTube kooks and local yokels who actually believe Beacon Hill corruption should be defended with at least silence, if not outright support for these crooks.
That leaves Howie Carr, who could do us a favor and really dig into these matters, but seems instead to prefer switching to fluffy topics after quickly glossing over the headlines and making a few wisecracks.
For some time, I’ve pointed to Senate President Therese Murray (D-Perpetually Angry At The World) as an example of how local talk misses the mark.
Here’s a Beacon Hill corruptocrat who begs to be scrutinized and parodied, but instead is largely ignored by area hosts, most likely because it takes actual effort to examine her antics.
While Boston papers will occasionally highlight her weaknesses, on the South Shore, “Terry” gets a free ride, if not outright glowing coverage.
Running unopposed in her Plymouth/Cape district this November, Murray, is spending much of her time travelling, to Denver for the convention, followed by a trip to Russia and soon after, an “official” holiday in Ireland. Nice work if you can get it.
And all of that holidaymaking can make for wrinkled clothing, as Dave Wedge reports in today’s Herald:
Planes, strains and . . .
Obama‚Äôs big night might have gone off without a hitch, but many media members and delegates considered the entire week a logistical nightmare.
Getting around the Mile High City was often a disaster, with a lack of cabs and massive security perimeters around the Pepsi Center and Invesco Field that made getting to and from the venues an all-day chore. And then there was the airport.
Many delegates and journalists missed flights out of Denver on Friday due to ridiculously long check-in lines and understaffed airlines. Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, Boston City Councilor Sam Yoon and TV reporter Liz Walker were among those affected, as their luggage never made it onto their plane.
Murray was particularly distraught at Logan International Airport on Friday because she‚Äôs leaving for Russia this week and needed outfits dry-cleaned.
What a tough life. Until a viable political opposition is formed in Massachusetts, along with media outlets willing to cover the upstarts, expect the Bay State to continue its downward spiral.