Whoever edits the Globe decided that the most important story to Boston readers this morning was “Putting the Dalai Lama on a pedastal” — judging from their above-the-fold front page.
Real newspapers like the Washington Post and New York Times reported “New Interrogation Details Emerge” and “Memos spell out brutal C.I.A. mode of interrogation“.
Today’s completely bone-headed Globe front page is why the paper is, properly, dead. It exemplifies editorial decisions that insult and attempt to infantilize me, the reader. A chair being built for the Dalai Lama is not even on my list of interests, never mind priorities, this morning. The MGH story merits an item in the “Metro” or “Business” section, perhaps.
The best use of today’s “newspaper” is starting the charcoal for tonight’s barbecue. To the executives of the Times and the Globe reading this: pull the plug. Now. Free the oppressed journalists that you must have locked in cells on Morrisey Boulevard, and then escape to Dubai or someplace.