Someone once asked me why people referred to Sec. of State Bill Galvin as “Prince of Darkness” and I told them it was because when Bill was a State Rep. he would gossip about other elected officials and would spread the gossip to select reporters to curry favor for himself with the State House press corps. Old (bad) habits die hard. No reporter has benefitted more from Galvin’s fountain of slur than his pal Howie Carr. I was reminded of that last Sunday when I read Carr’s anti-Markey column.
Tucked neatly in the middle was a vignette about Markey at a Framingham Democratic Comm. event in January.
Supposedly Markey misspoke while introducing the Lt. Gov. calling him Murphy instead of Murray…according to Carr, Markey repeated the mistake over and over during the event. Anyone who was there can attest that that did not happen. Markey corrected himself almost immediately and the Lt. Gov. laughed at the single slip. Clearly, Carr was not there. So he was either lying deliberately or reporting someone else’s misinformation. But, which Democrat would try to weaken his fellow Democrat by passing that put-’em-down to Howie Carr?
I am sorry as a Democrat to say that the enemy is within. There appears to be only one viable suspect. The one Democratic statewide officeholder who has NEVER been vilified, libeled or slandered by Carr…the Prince of Darkness. A best friend with benefits. More than a coincidence that whenever the Prince shows up at a Dem. event that includes statewide officeholders, some form of misinfo./slurry will turn up in a Carr column shortly after to cut them down. The Prince is the common denominator.
And speaking of Carr, I hope every BMGer is following former prosecutor Matt Connolly’s blog on the Whitey Bulger trial…he is a fountain of REAL facts on the courts, press and lawyers…He exposes Howie Carr as the fiction writer he is, pointing out one fantasy after another in Carr’s new book. Take a look:
Carr’s books are based on lies and his columns are based on lies…but he’s laughing all the way to the bank while others pay the price. Please Bill, stop feeding the vermin…he’s laughing at you, too!