Backpedaling and defensive

Backpedaling and defensive

The Boston Herald is sticking by its story that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made an “obscene gesture” after the Red Mass in Boston over the weekend, even though everybody agrees that it was not obscene, but that it’s generally regarded as a gesture of contempt. The Herald has created a tempest in a teapot.

Their cross-town competitors at the Boston Globe have joined in by saying that the Herald is full of it.

Looks like the Herald reporter, Laurel Sweet, thought she had a good story that would get national play by embarrassing Scalia. Yes, it got national play, but all it did was embarrass Sweet and the Herald, making them look petty and provincial.

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