So what, again, are those quotation marks supposed to mean?

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I got back into town just in time for the debut of my friend and colleague Mark Leccese’s new Boston Globe blog on pols and the news media.  Mark is a season ticket kind of guy,  so it’s only natural that he’d start with a look at how the press covered an encounter with the most hapless of what so far this season have been the hapless Boston Red Sox.

As you can see, Mark wasn’t interested in how many profanities David Ortiz could stuff into a few sentences. (Ball players do not quote Shakespeare.) He was curious, however, why the media presented Ortiz’  quote — read, his exact words between quotation marks — in so many different ways.  Hmm. Good question.

Mark, by the way, knows as much about politics, the media, sports, and, really, all things Boston as anyone I’ve met in this town. Check him out.

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About jerrylanson

I teach, write, coach and sing, though you're not required to listen to the latter. I'm a journalism professor at Emerson College in Boston. My third book, "Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves," was published in November by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing. You can read a sample chapter at www.jerrylanson.com. My passions are politics (generally liberal in outlook), music, mountains, golden retrievers and my grandchildren, though not in that order. Please stop by and mix it up with me. I always answer those who post.
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