Inspired by Charleys recent letter to the Editors I’ve penned one myself.
To the Editors,
The Boston Globe is in a position unique among Americas institutions:
the whole arc of one mans career, a man seeking the Presidency, is
before it. It is a narrative that, comprehensively told, becomes
compelling indictment. I know this is true: I’ve followed the Globes
coverage of Mitt Romney for many years; without a clear will to do so
the Globe has, piecemeal, drawn a picture of a man entirely hollowed
out by ambition.
It is, therefore, strange to see the Boston Globe reining in, as
thought the editors and reporters are divorced from the Globes’
collective memory. Editor and reporter alike cannot escape the
conclusion that Mitt Romney is running a campaign of staggering
mendacity, egregious re-invention and the crudest artifice.
The Boston Globe, uniquely poised to know otherwise, treats Romneys
antics as no better or worse than politics as usual. Individual
falsehood are excused in isolation, however much they tell a story of
pathological ruthlessness when seen together.
The Boston Globe is the only paper that can tell this story: the only
institution that has seen this man’s career from the start. Why it
refuses to do so, why it refuses to tell the simple truth, is a