By Harvey Blume.
It’s worth underscoring that the once proudly and authentically counter-cultural paper The Boston Phoenix went out on a mob issue, fawning on Whitey Bulger. The March 15, 2013 edition, the paper’s last, was all about where Bulger ate, drank, and shot people in the back of the head, sometimes leaving them in the passenger seat, other times retiring them to the trunk.
Go, be a Bulger foodinasta—the Phoenix marks the sites—and enjoy a Bulger beer, a Bulger burger. Tell them Phoenix editor Pete Kadzis sent you. According to Kadzis, Bulger will now be for Boston: “A figure now like Ted Williams. . . after he’s dead.”
Is Kadzis proposing a new Big Dig? A Bulger Tunnel? A Bulger stop on the Red Line?
A Whitey postage stamp?
It’s terribly ugly the Phoenix went out this way.
But don’t blame me. I’m from Brooklyn.