The Carr family detests all that is evil, from hacks to kids on their lawn, to politicians who sneeze into your tax dollars, to the liberal establishment, to... kids on their lawn. And the Boston Herald's favorite columnist isn't the only one with an inky thumb.
This column appears in print newspapers. If I were to write that you were (for example) a drug-addicted child pornographer, my editors would ask me if it was true and demand that I source my allegation. On the other hand, there are no gatekeepers online.
The attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords brought about another finger storm of thunderpoints in the media, each one blaming the other for the rhetoric that seems to be turning our nation into a tinderbox.
For 10 months, three reporters dug into the unseemly political underbelly of the City of Somerville, where the power and privilege of an elite few has dominated and perverted municipal progress for decades. The Somerville Files is the culmination of their work, which pulls back the hip urban Somerville facade to reveal a shadow government amidst both turmoil and transition.