In order the save fans their morning commute, the Boston Globe smeared liquid, chunk-flled feces on every sports section this morning. Since the Boston Red Sox stunning September collapse, the Globe has had such brilliant coverage as accusing Terry Francona of being addicted to pills via anonymous sources, accusing many players of failing to lead via anonymous sources, claiming Arian Gonzalez‘s brillaint year at the plate is discreted due to poor leadership and, yesterday, accusing Josh Beckett of being too fat.*
Today the paper took the coverage up a notch and had every sports reporter, led by legend Dan Shaughnessy, eat burritos, hot pockets and drink twelve cups of coffee in order to sprinkle enough feces to cover each individual paper. The online editions feature the Two Girls One Cup **video with a Dan Shaughnessy voice over.
The round the clock reporting has been journalism at its best: each anonymous source giving factual information we would never have heard, say… if they won.
The Boston Herald, often behind the Globe’s genius coverage, admitted “ew.”
- Mike Sweeney
*Seriously, click the link. The Boston Globe used ink, paper and manpower to explore if Josh Beckett was too fat. World War Z is soon…
**For the uninitiated: DO NOT GOOGLE THIS. For parents: DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS GOOGLE THIS!
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