I have to agree with the analysis from Boston blogger Riggs In Boston regarding a hack job of a story about the Daniel Yakovleff murder in the Saturday edition of the Boston Globe.
Riggs writes, "Terrible writing. Terrible interviewing. Terrible stereotyping. Terrible job."
The blogger was upset with Maria Cramer's bizarre lead that negatively portrayed a QueerToday advocate.
Cramer writes, "Tall and reed thin, Mark Snyder speaks in a soft, delicate voice and uses mannerisms he describes as effeminate."
When I read the piece on Saturday, I cringed.
I couldn't believe that the Boston Globe actually published an article with such derogatory semantics. Cramer resorted to the "flamboyant" stereotype used by old-school journalists to slam a gay source or public figure. It's coded journalism at its worst.
Kudos to Riggs in Boston for taking a stand.