Two questions about Howie Carr’s column in today’s Boston Herald:
1. Now that everyone knows he’s an actual Republican operative, and not just a Republican-leaning pundit, why is he even allowed to call Democrats and pretend that he’s entitled to a response?
2. Carr has always had a vicious cruel streak, which undermines his considerable talent. But back in his heyday — oh, 25 years ago — did he go so far as to make reference to someone’s “worthless younger brother” and “worthless son”?
Maybe he did. But it wasn’t as noticeable because the rest of his columns were more readable back then.