Good Herald: Today’s Herald leads with a pretty amazing story that the Globe missed. On Monday evening, Boston Mayor Tom Menino was walking through Dorchester with top police officials when a gunman ran right past him. “I saw this guy running past me in a black shirt. All the sudden, the police who were with me were running and chasing this individual,” Menino told reporter Michele McPhee.
Bad Herald: Aggressiveness isn’t always a virtue, especially if it leads to running a misleading story. On Monday, the Herald reported that “an alleged break-in artist” fell to his death while he was trying to enter a home via an unsafe spiral staircase. On Tuesday, the Globe caught up — and found that the victim, identified as 27-year-old Irish visitor Martin Lenaghan, had merely attempted to enter the wrong house after becoming disoriented. The Herald’s Tuesday follow-up made no mention of the “break-in artist” line.
Adam Gaffin asks: Worthy of a correction?
Correction: The Globe actually did have this story on Monday, and it managed to report the then-unidentified Lenaghan’s death without suggesting that he was a “break-in artist.”