Longtime readers of BSMW had heard me complain many times about what I perceive to be uneven coverage of the Red Sox and Patriots in the pages of the Boston Globe.
According to Tom E Curran of CSNNE.com, that disparity extends to business coverage of the two franchises as well.
Curran has an issue with how the Globe has covered concerns about business deals involving each team. You may recall that when the Patriots were eying stimulus funds to build a pedestrian bridge across Route one at Gillette Stadium, concerns were raised and the Globe wrote an entire column on the topic, complete with a sarcastic billionaire reference to Robert Kraft, and placed it prominently in the news section.
The Globe had previously reported on the Red Sox sweetheart-deal lease of the streets around Fenway, which has made them upwards of $45 million dollars. Concerns have arisen about the benefits of the arrangement to the city, and a city councilor has called for a hearing on the matter. The Globe’s coverage of this consisted of one paragraph buried in the business section yesterday.
Elsewhere in media coverage today:
Francona needs critical eye – Chad Finn hopes that Terry Francona doesn’t turn into Jon Gruden.
Media Roundup: Bill Simmons, From Digital Cities To The White House – My SB Nation Boston media column looks at Bill Simmons’ 15-year journey from tending bar to interviewing the President at the White House.