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05 October 2005

Red Sox Page One

Subject: Red Sox Page One
Sent: Monday, October 3, 2005 9:05 PM

Boston Globe - Page One photo of Red Sox celebration Sunday.

I realize the Boston Globe has a piece of the financial action on Yawkey Way, but what in the name of Allah was that enormous photo of the Red Sox club house celebration doing on Page One today ? What were they celebrating ? Finishing second to the Yankees ?

Cranberry Bog Fox

01 October 2005

Passion in Boston Elections - Boston Globe

Subject: Passion in Boston Elections - Boston Globe
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:39 PM

Joan Vennochi - Boston Globe .. column today (Th 29 Sep) lamenting poor turnout in Tuesday's Boston municipal elections .. 15 %

Dear Joan .. doesn't it just make your hair hurt when you have to write a column bemoaning the fact that just 15% of Boston voters bothered to vote in Tuesday's municipal primary.

Meanwhile -- in the much despised Iraq -- people braved bombs and bullets, assassination, decapitation, an infinitum -- their election drew an estimated 60 to 70% -- including 90% in Basra.

What are Iraqis doing right about democracy that we are doing wrong ? Do they value democracy more than we do ?

Or could it be that with Motor Voter, ID-less voting, ghost voting (especially in Democratic controlled big cities where organized labor ran the GOTV programs) people are just bored with how easy it is to be free ?

Maybe we need Mother Sheehan to run our elections. Bring the troops back from Iraq and Louisiana and MAKE Americans vote. Isn't that the Liberal ideal ?

Sorry about your hair. Yr Fthfl Rdr .. Cranberry Bog Fox

29 September 2005

Ted Kennedy on John Roberts - Globe op ed

Subject: Ted Kennedy on John Roberts - Globe op ed
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:13 PM

Tom Oliphant Boston Globe Thurs 29 05 - Praising Ted Kennedy's "doubts" on Judge John Roberts:

To borrow a legal term -- Just what is Sen. Ted Kennedy's "standing" when it comes to questioning our new Supreme Court Chief Justive John Roberts on any issue involving the law, ethics, morality .. blah, blah, blah. I read your column this morning shortly after having coffee in Edgartown, just an Oldsmobile's jump away from Chappy .. and the new bridge.

Teddy Kennedy talking about a court nominees "values and convictions" is an especially interesting line.

How much "value" did Ted Kennedy place on MaryJo's life ?

And as for "convictions," we all know that Teddy bagged the case and never as much spent one night in even a jail cell after killing that idealistic young liberal girl.

Your sycophantic paen to our fat senior senator is the funniest thing in the Globe since the last Derrick Z. Jackson affirmative action "Hate Whitey" rant. And that was just yesterday.

But keep writing .. I love it.

Yr pal and Globe subscriber ..The Cranberry Bog Fox

18 September 2005


Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 8:02 PM

Sunday Boston Globe - front page on City & Region - B 1

Ahhh .. a story and PHOTO of Cindy Sheehan in --- SURPRISE ! -- Cambridge.

Thank you Globe for letting me know where she is. Last time I saw Cindy she was on the side of a Lone Star milk carton.

Best wishes, Katrina

(a friend of The Cranberry Bog Fox)

17 September 2005

Boston Globe on Police Shooting

Subject: Boston Globe on Police Shooting
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 4:54 PM

A big, comprehensive, and almost thorough story in today's Boston Globe about the Boston police officers suspended and demoted for their part in the tragic fatal shooting of a young female student during the Red Sox celebration outside Fenway Park last October. She was hit with what was believed to be a non-lethal stop pellet.

Well -- let's check that coverage. It is a pretty long story. It is the lead story on page 1. A "punishment" box on page 1. A long "punishment and demotions" box on page B-6. All the officers, most of them veterans of long service with the BPD, are carefully identified and hung out to dry.

How much coverage ? -- 66 column inches. More than five feet of news space.

But what's missing ? Not one single line about the drunken little bastards who congregated outside Fenway that night and were trashing the place and endangering public safety with their "celebratory" riot.

Were any of these spoiled, self absorbed children even old enought to drink legally ? Were any prosecuted ? Were any convicted ? What were their penalties, if any. A little sidebar on those punks might have helped balance the story. How about their names and photos and their schools or places of employment, and their hometowns ?

The Snelgrove girl went to the riot because as a journalist to be, that was where the story was. She would be alive today if those drunken louts had stayed in their rooms and off the streets of Boston. There would have been no story for her to cover.

All that story need was a little balance.

Yours for a better Boston ..

The Cranberry Bog Fox

16 September 2005

Globe attacks Severin's credibility HA HA

Subject: Globe attacks Severin's credibility HA HA
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 3:29 PM

Scot Lehigh's column in today's Boston Globe attacks WTKK talkmeister Jay Severin of falsifying a claim of winning an internet "Pulitzer Prize."

So what ?

To have the School of Creative Writing at the Boston Globe ( a wholly owned minor league affiliate of the School of Creative Writing at The New York Times) attack ANYONE for "making things up" is about as credible as Fat Ted Kennedy lecturing Judge John Roberts on the law, ethics or ---- safe driving. (screeeeeeechhhhhh ... splashhhhh ... glub .. glub ..glub ..)

Gimme a break.I was thinking of signing this with Mike Barnicle's name.

But, as President Nixon said, "that would be wrong."

Have a nice weekend ...

Cranberry Bog Fox

15 September 2005

Affirmative Action Jackson at Boston Globe

Subject: Affirmative Action Jackson at Boston Globe
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:49 PM

Derrick .. when I saw the inset head "The Fruits Of The Old Boy Network" in your column yesterday, I thought you were doing another daily Globe column on gays in the news networks. WRONG. It was, of course, a typical white-hating attack on the President.

Next to your column was Jeff Jacoby's column with several racist quotes from so called black "leaders." How can you, as an educated black person (albeit an affirmative action hire) allow yourself to be led by people like Jesse Jackson, Randall Robinson, and Kanye West ? (and that's just for starters) Don't they embarass you ?

And, by the way, I heard a quote from another black spokesman that blacks faced the prospect of eating other blacks to survive, because the Feds hadn't delivered food fast enough to them. Just a question ? Do you use barbecue sauce if you're Jonesin' for some black meat ???

Simply curious, bro.

Ciao (or chow) .. Cranberry bog Fox

Globe Ebonics ????

Subject: Globe Ebonics ????
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:35 PM

Huh ???A cartoon of Bush hip deep in the flood today and he's saying: "My Bad." Is that anything like that dumbass mayor of New Orleans talking about "Jonesin'"...

Is dis be Ebonics ? You be down in de hood wit kool shit like dat 'bout dat nigger hatin' monkey president.

What be next you bitch skank, "muthafucker ?"

Talk American.

"Ciao" ...Cranberry Bog Fox

What would Mitt Romney do ?

Subject: What would Mitt Romney do ?
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 11:26 AM

Joan .. indeed, Mitt's fortunes are looking up. And soon you and Eileen might have another female Governor.And speaking of female governors, as much as one might despise Mitt Romney's aloof style, one cannot imagine any governor of Massachusetts screwing up a crisis the way the lady governor of Louisiana did. Even that little wimp Mike Dukakis, in his foppish Mr. Rogers coat sweater, provided outstanding leadership and decisiveness in the Blizzard of 1978.Mrs. Healey seems to offer a hell of a lot more in terms of leadership than any of the Democratic candidates. Plus, she can personally pay off the state debt from her family bank account. And that is good.Finally, as to that dumb racist mayor of America's most corrupt -- and wet -- city. Besides talking jive, what was he doing to keep people from dying in New Orleans ? He couldn't get his buses on the road. As tongue tied and bumbling as Mayor Menino is, I simply cannot imagine Memino abandoning people in Boston -- and that includes all three dozen Republicans. He would have rounded up his hacks and, by God, gotten people out the way they get them out on election day.What would Mitt Romney do ? What would Tom Menino do ?A hell of a lot more than those corrupt and fumbling cartoon politicians in LA. In this case, it's good to live in MA. The only thing worse than a corrupt government is a corrupt government that can't deliver the goods for its people in a time of crisis.Yours for bigger ,better , and drier govmint .. Cranberry Bog Fox