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Boston Herald Sorry for Obama 'Watermelon' Joke

Cartoonist says reference was 'naive' and not intended to offend

(Newser) - A political cartoonist at the Boston Herald set out to make fun of the Secret Service but wound up apologizing for a racial gaffe involving the president. The cartoon depicts an intruder in a White House bathtub asking a pajamas-clad President Obama, "Have you tried the new watermelon flavored... More »

White House Brawling With Boston Herald

Paper up in arms over being 'shut out,' but White House denies

(Newser) - Two months after the Boston Herald ran a full, front-page promo for a Mitt Romney editorial that bashed Barack Obama during the president's visit to Boston, the White House and the newspaper are still sparring, reports the LA Times . The Boston Herald says it was " shut out "... More »

Boston Sports Writer Comes Out of the Closet

Reaction seems mostly positive

(Newser) - Sports columnist Steve Buckley came out of the closet today, in a heartfelt piece in the Boston Herald that’s garnering widespread praise. Buckley says his mother told him to write the piece seven years ago, but when she died mere months later, he lost his nerve. “I’ve... More »

Red Sox Owner Offers to Buy Boston Globe

Tycoon wants NYT Co.'s 17.75% share of team

(Newser) - The New York Times Company might be able kill two birds with one pitch. Red Sox principle owner John Henry recently told the company that he’d be willing to buy the Times’ 17.75% stake in the team, and that, if he did, the Times Co. could throw in... More »

Radio Spots Put the 'Ad' in Adultery

Campaign for online dating service for marrieds makes ripples in Boston

(Newser) - The Ashley Madison Agency, a Web site matching would-be adulterers and home of the catchphrase “Life is short, have an affair,” has launched an ad blitz on Boston radio stations, reports the Herald. “The era of the scarlet letter is long over,” the company’s CEO... More »

All the Space That's Fit to Sell

Newspapers, fighting to stay alive, turn to their landmark buildings in efforts to raise cash

(Newser) - Newspapers, in an effort to bring in cash and stave off extinction, are selling iconic properties in downtown districts, the Journal reports. The latest example is the Philadelphia Inquirer, whose new owner hopes to net $70 million for its Beaux-Arts tower; the Boston Herald and Minneapolis Star Tribune are also... More »

Moss Leaves Pats Practice with Injury

Five-time Pro Bowler strains a hamstring in New England camp

(Newser) - Fresh Patriots wideout Randy Moss left training camp yesterday with a hamstring injury, the Boston Herald reports. The five-time Pro Bowler came up limp while running routes with QB Tom Brady, though he reportedly left the playing field without assistance. The Pats haven't released details on the 30-year-old receiver. More »

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