July 4, 2010
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End of the Globe

The front page of today’s Boston Globe offers two or three stories of local interest, an advertisement, and a below-the-fold piece about how Barney Frank (D-MA) and Scott Brown (R-MA) have become great buddies while negotiating over the fiscal reform bill.

In other words, the paper has become a local or provincial paper which assumes its readers understand that it cannot compete for news coverage with real papers. Since the Globe is owned by the New York Times, one presumes they expect you to subscribe to both.

We’re thinking seriously about canceling our subscription. My mom was a newspaper woman. I’ve never been without a daily paper. (Growing up, we got a morning paper and an evening paper as a matter of course.) But even I am ready to jump ship.