Boston Globe, up for sale, imagines itself a free speech crusader

Journalists at the Boston Globe and other MSM outlets love to think of themselves as crusaders for freedom of speech, as reporter Brian Bender’s tweet demonstrates.

But when Muslim lunatics threatened to kill the cartoonists who drew Mohammed cartoons for a Danish newspaper back in 2006, let’s not forget that The Globe failed to stick up for the cartoonists’ right to freedom of expression:

Freedom of expression is not the only value at issue in the conflict provoked by a Danish newspaper’s publication of cartoons satirizing Islam’s founding prophet, Mohammed … As with the current consensus against publishing racist or violence-inciting material, newspapers ought to refrain from publishing offensive caricatures of Mohammed in the name of the ultimate Enlightenment value: tolerance.

By strong contrast, dozens of brave bloggers published the Mohammed cartoons in a show of solidarity with the cartoonists. (One of the cartoonists was later attacked by an ax-wielding Muslim extremist.)

If the New York Times Company wants to sell one of its struggling papers, so be it. But let’s hope they leave the paeans to free speech at home. We’re not as gullible as they think.

  • crosspatch

    NY Times cutting its losses and selling one of their flagships. Wow.

    • BristolGOP Backup

      The latest but not the last.

    • Stephen K

      May both rags quickly experience the painful death they deserve.

      • V the K

        And good luck to all of their socialist hack reporters and editors trying to find work in the miserable Obamunist economy they helped create. Maybe Liz Warren can get them jobs in one of her people’s casinos.

  • Tangchung

    Put the Boston Globe on eBay, list it under:
    toilet paper

    • BlueGood

      I heard Al Jezeera are on a buying binge….oh, I forgot, they don’t wipe….

  • Maxx

    “…fierce commitment to First Amendment.” A joke, right?

    as for the Second? ah….not so much.

    Even a high school journalism student knows without the Second, you would HAVE no First.

    • TugboatPhil

      For them, not so much the first either. Unless of course, it promotes Dems and trashes Republicans and Conservatives.

    • Jim Russell

      Wish Rupert Murdocks’ News Corp wld buy it. Rename it Fox In Your Face….to drive northeast liberals mad.

  • Guest

    Boston Globe failed to keep up with the tastes of the Comrades, whom they serve;
    marketing themselves honestly, as a comic, might have saved their circulation.

  • QBallBrazil

    Going to call it: Al Jazeera is going to buy it.

    Well more like NYT already sold it to them, and this “auction” is a set up to avoid any public relation/opinion mess.

  • nc

    Boston Globe, “storied” and “fierce?” Try “fiction” and “fizzle.”

  • Paul Citro

    NYT owns the Boston Globe……….need I say more.

  • HansonBro

    May the paper die the painfully slow death it so richly deserves.

    • geronl

      Not this slow, speed it up a bit

      • BeeKaaay

        “must go faster, must go faster, go go go go go go go go”
        — Jeff Goldblum, “Independence Day”

  • Jack Deth

    If The Boston Globe fails, crumbles and fall in the middle of the city. Will its readers notice?

    • BeeKaaay

      They have readers?

      Their subscribers know how to read?

  • Patrick Dennehy

    The Globe is a joke, I read the Herald.

  • geronl

    For Sale: Based leftwing propaganda rag. Be a leftwing activist and have $25 and its yours. :p

  • Mellow Melon

    BUY IT! Someone on the right wing with the bucks should buy it! I love what they’re saying on RedState – those of us with the connections and the money should try to buy out some of the mainstream media outlets.

    • BeeKaaay

      Someone call the Koch brothers :) Let the Soros-bots have their panic attacks.

  • BeeKaaay

    Is it bankrupt yet?

    Is it bankrupt yet?

    Is it bankrupt yet?

    Is it bankrupt yet?

    Sorry, I sound like a little kid in the back seat annoying parents on a long car trip :)

  • tazachusetts08

    I hate this left wing paper and their site Hope the Herald buys it or some conserv that has a great deal of money but doesn’t want to spend it it’s not even worth a penny. Hope the owner of Fox buys it. everyone agree its not even getting your fingers dirty to read it. The only paper worth reading is the Boston Herald screw the Globe.