Thursday, June 02, 2005

DEEP THROAT, DAY THREE. The story's running out of gas with surprising speed. But it's still got a bit of life in it. Today's must-reads are Bob Woodward's own account, in the Washington Post, and this Todd Purdum-Jim Rutenberg New York Times piece, which does not make Mark Felt's family look good. Howard Kurtz has some interesting stuff on the Post's "lost scoop."

BLOGGING MACHINE. Boston Herald business reporter Jay Fitzgerald now has not one but two weblogs. His Hub Blog, which he began writing before taking a job at the Herald, has long been a mandatory stop on the Boston blog circuit. Last month, he started writing EconoBlog for the Herald's site to offer another perspective on local business news - and, as often as not, to flog the Herald's business coverage. Not that I would ever do that with my Phoenix colleagues! (See next item.)

ROMNEY BUZZ. Has anyone noticed that the conservative Weekly Standard's cover story this week is on Mitt Romney? Written by the magazine's publisher, Terry Eastland, the profile consists of paint-by-numbers stuff - the Olympics, the failed 1994 race against Ted Kennedy, Romney's no-new-taxes governorship - before getting down to its real subject: Romney's Mormonism, and how it will play with evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics.

The Phoenix's Adam Reilly took an in-depth look at Romney's faith earlier this year.

UNINTENDED IRONY. "Radio Losing Its Sense of Humor, Keillor Says." (Boston Globe)

NEW IN THIS WEEK'S PHOENIX. The White House's hatchet man targets National Public Radio.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad to see Felt Family "follow the money". Also sad to think that this paragon of virtue couldn't spare any help for the Boston FBI office, which in retrospect, could have used it. Times appears catty referring to Bernstein's career as "checkered", considering recent history at NYT. Viewed in context, (as WSJ editor) Peggy Noonan's piece today is a pretty good take on things. (Ben Bradlee comes out looking like a mensch once again!)

John Farrell said...

Thank you for 'unintended irony'--just glad I'm not the only one who thinks Keillor has become a gasbag...

Anonymous said...

Keillor is high art to the same dim pretentious numbskulls who leave a Harry Connick Jr. concert thinking they just heard jazz.