The story quotes 2 college professors, a political consultant, and Al Sharpton. Sort of. Actually it recycles a old Sharpton quote from a month-old Washington Times story about another subject. The consultant does not criticize Obama, but rather comments.
Only the professors, Melissa Haris Lacewell (professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton) and Michael Eric Dyson (of Penn) are directly critical of Obama, though Dyson identifies himself as an Obama supporter.
So “some” in this case equates to 2 college professors.
Then why do “some” Boston Globe editors think this story merits the front page?
I am a conservative and a guest here at BMG, but mainstream media arrogance is offensive regardless of which candidate is being dissected in a non-story like this. I hope you BMG folks agree and will treat Globe stories about Republican candidates with equal caution.