Last night I was joined in-studio by Jay Fitzgerald of the Boston Herald and the outstanding Hub Blog as well as Todd Hyten, aka Armchair General Savin Hill, for a discussion about the sudden, near-death experience of the Boston Globe specifically, and newspapers in general.
There was a great deal of schadenfreude among the callers who won't be shedding any tears over the Globe's demise. I can sympathize and appreciate those feelings, for sure.
The point I tried to make was, for all their liberal leanings and biases, we still need to the Globe to do the kind of reporting necessary to keep an eye on the hacks on Beacon Hill. These people already run unopposed about 90% of the time. The thought of them operating without media coverage is scary.
We need the Globe as a community, not for their liberal world view, but for the reporting on state government. If you think reform is nearly impossible now, what do you think will happen without the Globe around?
For one, Marion Wal