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    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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