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Joe Sciacca speaks

Gabrielle Gurley of CommonWealth Magazine interviews Boston Herald editor Joe Sciacca, my former “Beat the Press” colleague. Sciacca moved up to the Herald’s top job in August, after Kevin Convey left for the Daily News of New York.

It’s a good read, beginning with Sciacca’s take on his paper’s feud with U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. “It’s not unusual for a politician who has been a subject of tough reporting to lash out at the messenger and I think that’s what happened in this case,” Sciacca tells Gurley. “But I think we’ve been fair in our coverage of Congressman Frank and I think we will continue to be so.”

Sciacca also says that “anybody is hipper than me,” which is a relief, as it makes me no worse than number two in the local least-hip sweepstakes.

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  1. I’ve been watching Beat The Press faithfully ever since I arrived in the Cradle of Liberty from NY a decade ago, and, while I don’t read the Herald, Joe has always struck me (a former broadcast news exec) as a tabloid editor straight out of central-casting; and I don’t mean that pejoratively. His take on Barney Frank is, consequently, absolutely true to form.

  2. Steve Stein

    What does Joe say about Howie?

  3. Michael Pahre

    What does Joe say about Howie?

    How about: What do the Beat-the-Pressers say about the Herald and its policy (or lack thereof) towards Carr? Come on, guys, stop pulling punches on the show.

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