The Boston Herald, and the old Traveler, has been delivered to my many abodes for as long as I can remember. Late last year, as a result of my monthly online bill paying system not accommodating my fat fingers and ineptitude, the Herald bill did not get paid and the subscription stopped.
Guess what happened? After the second day I did not miss it at all. So I didn’t bother renewing the subscription.
Sure I check it everyday on-line and make a special trip to buy the Sunday edition. But with the exception of the business page and sports page, 90% of what is in there is junk.
In addition to being an anti-intellectual Howie Carr has lost his fast ball, curve ball, change-up, knuckle ball and beach ball. Put a fork in him. He is done.
The Inside Track is so transparent it is meaningless.
Michelle McPhee, another anti-intellectual (just ask Brian McGrory) writes like she is on the Boston Police payroll. And she is doing a great job for them by the way.
The political reporting is lame to say the least.
The David Wedge case shines light on an operation that gathers news more like the National Enquirer then a major metro newspaper. Make news, not report it. Report news where there is none as long as a good headline can be made.
I believe we should have a two newspaper town. Right now we do not.
As far as the Boston Globe is concerned, this is a one newspaper town. The Herald is not on their radar. The Globe has its problems. The Herald is not one of them.
Everyone hates the Globe, like me. But most, like me, have respect for it and in a way proud of it as a Boston institution.
The Herald is just plain lousy and brings nothing to the table.
Except sports and business