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  •  I'm in agreement with jaym (3+ / 0-)

    and would try to get the Globe to publish your story, or a letter,or have the NLG write an op-ed about what happened. Malicious intent on the part of the Globe should not be assumed.

    •  I don't assume malicious intent. I assume (3+ / 0-)
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      CT Hank, kmoore61, aliasalias

      laziness, which is a betrayal of their job; their role in a democracy.

      They couldn't even be bothered to check the court records to see that just this past Monday we were in court for a hearing on OUR MOTION to dismiss, which was to be ruled on on this coming Monday?

      It's very telling that the DA couldn't wait to hear what the judge had to say.

      Instead, the Globe accepts the word of the DA and completely misses their motivation for suddenly dropping the charges after 14 months of insisting that we needed to face criminal charges.

      •  the reporter assigned to this (4+ / 0-)

        was likely someone just above the kid who gets coffee for everyone, and just below the guy who pays the utility bills on the Globe org chart. It's not like Brian McGrory himself would have gone back out on the beat to cover this story. Major newspapers like the Globe are now running on skeleton crews due to layoffs and downsizing. Again, while shitty reportage is generally a hallmark of the mainstream media -- which exists to sell advertising, not to inform the citizenry -- they now have to deal with the double threat of also not even having enough money to DO that shitty reporting. It's OK to talk about things like this in lofty, idealistic terms -- how it's a betrayal of their role in the universe -- but the reality is they probably had about $35 available in the budget to allocate to this story, and the result of that is the coverage that you read. I encourage you to send in letters to the editor and to get it corrected, but just know what you're dealing with. It'll help you rectify the situation going forward, if that's even possible.

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