It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

Today's Very Special Prize goes to the Boston Herald for displaying, right on its front page, a picture of the Emerson college student who was killed by Boston cops during the post-playoff riots in Kenmore Square. The picture they ran was of the young woman right at the scene, right where she lay, struck down in a pool of blood. I'm sure you agree this is a picture we all needed to see with our morning coffee -- especially the family of the girl, who must be going through so much shit right now I can't even imagine. It's refreshing to see the Herald, which desperately needs a derogatory nickname, pretend to be the arbiter of good taste and moral superiority in the city of Boston when they pull lovely stunts like this.

They're already running angry responses to the picture on their website, which just makes me cynically believe this was a calculated attempt to grab eyes. Which, of course, just makes the whole thing even more fucking disgusting.

I really hate the Herald, so much that I won't even read it if I find a copy laying around on the T. I just don't need the aggravation from the self-righteous blowhards what write for it. This is just the clincher, really.

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