Friday, March 28, 2008

I remember a time...

Yes, kids, way back in the mists of time, I remember turning to the op-ed pages of the Boston Globe with a sense of anticipation. Elias posts this plaintive thought:
    Which raises the question when is the Globe gonna get a real fighting liberal on it's editorial page? The current route is either boring or else marks for the myth of moderate republicanism.
True, true. And reading those words reminded me of the olden days - when there was something to read there. I particularly miss the voice of Tom Oliphant, but the fact is, Joan Vennochi hasn't had an original thought in years. Jeff Jacoby is a republican apologist nitwit. Seriously, is this the best the Globe can do?

These days I check the op-ed pages just to be sure I'm not missing anything - and I rarely am. The lack of wit and creativity is marking the Globe a second-rate paper. Yeah, I'm sure funds have something to do with it, but there are plenty of good writers out there in the intertubes who I'm sure would be delighted to work for just part of Vennochi's salary, and whose presence would give us a reason to turn to those pages with anticipation once again.

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