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Tom Shattuck
Boston
Radio and New Media Producer
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Originally published April 15, 2016. Bernie Sanders couldn’t have made Hillary Clinton look any more Wall Street if the split screen during last night’s CNN debate showed her lighting stogies with $100 bills at a Delmonico’s table festooned with Baked Alaska and snifters full of brandy, alongside cronies J.P. Morgan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published March 16, 2016. Donald Trump is going to be the Republican nominee for President. Breathe — it's time for acceptance. So that brings us to today's reality. Can the Republican frontrunner, businessman Donald J. Trump, be reserved and palatable enough going forward to win the presidency in November?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published March 12, 2016. “This is what democracy looks like!” jubilant insurgents screamed last night as they lay siege to the University of Illinois at Chicago pavilion, effectively choking off the exercise of free speech at the Donald Trump rally. “Black Lives Matter” activists, Bernie Sanders supporters and other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published March 7, 2016. It was 35 years ago this month that Secret Service radio traffic grew frantic with the reports of "shots fired" at President Ronald Reagan — or "Rawhide" as his security team dubbed him. At the White House, First Lady Nancy Reagan's own Secret Service team... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published March 5, 2016. It's morning again in America. On the wintry banks of the Potomac, throngs of conservative millennials shake off their hangovers and embark upon day four of CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) — but today's is a hollow pilgrimage. After Thursday night's ambuscade during which Donald... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published March 2, 2016. The GOP ruling class is thunderstruck. Dumbstruck. And flailing. The one thing they should get down on their knees and be grateful for, they resent. Petulantly. The Reagan Democrats are back and they love Trump. Trump’s popularity in blue states is giving him added horsepower,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published February 28, 2016. After last night’s trouncing in South Carolina and an expected brutal Super Tuesday on the docket, Bernie Sanders’ supporters are going to need to make a tough decision: Hide under the bed listening to Simon and Garfunkel or get out there and help elect Hillary... Continue reading
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Originally published February 15, 2016. A few years back, Justice Antonin Scalia told a reporter, “I attack ideas. I don’t attack people.” Sadly, the social media eruption since the passing of the Supreme Court’s esteemed “originalist” two days ago would suggest that today’s giddy liberal is more than happy to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published February 7, 2016. MANCHESTER, N.H. — I rode the elevator yesterday with a little white pig named “Tazzy.” The doors opened and in walked MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. He looked at the pig — who was looking right back at him — and quickly turned away. He couldn’t get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published February 3, 2016. Did a proposal to save a breed of poisonous snakes by giving them their own island in the Quabbin Reservoir make it all the way to the governor’s office? You bet it did. And Charlie Baker supports it. It is being called “Rattlesnake Island,” and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published January 7, 2016. Irony can be a vicious thing and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is about to learn it the hard way as the demise of her campaign may come courtesy of the left’s most stalwart ally — Hollywood. Call it friendly fire. Even more delicious is that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published January 3, 2016. In 2015, everything broke Donald Trump’s way. And 2016 is looking pretty good too for the GOP frontrunner, thanks to an unintentional collaboration between Hillary Clinton and the terrorist group Al-Shabaab. Clinton castigated Trump during a debate last month, asserting that ISIS is “showing videos... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published December 29, 2015. If Hillary Clinton thinks Big Bad Bubba is going to dust up Donald Trump, she is in for a rude, crude, awakening. Former President Clinton is the most target-rich environment at which Trump could ever hope to direct his vitriol. And he’ll have fun doing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published December 23, 2015. Thank you, President Obama, for once again letting us know how you feel about America. In a move akin to your repeated trashing of the United States while abroad, much like when you dismissed a vast swath of the electorate voters as bitter clingers, you... Continue reading
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Originally published November 29, 2015. When Garrett Swasey, a police officer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, was gunned down during a mass shooting Friday night, the law enforcement community suffered a great loss. And so too did Melrose, where he grew up. Swasey was killed in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published October 27, 2015. The World Health Organization released a report yesterday that’s nothing but a bunch of soccer loving Euro-bull. Here’s the gist: Processed meats cause cancer and red meat probably does, too. They actually put bacon, sausage, jerky in the same risk category as smoking and asbestos.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published October 13, 2015. Bernie Sanders is no longer the most disheveled man in the Green Mountain State. That honor now belongs to bizarre Hollywood has-been, Randy Quaid, the erstwhile B-lister who washed up at the feet of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents last week and is now... Continue reading
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Originally published September 28, 2015. The Boston Herald Radio team took to the streets of Winchester for the third annual Glen Doherty Memorial Road Race. Scores of runners and walkers joined in support of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, which benefits current and former special operations professionals. Doherty, a Winchester... Continue reading
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Originally published September 14, 2015. Boston Herald Radio begins a three-pronged approach to news and political coverage with new shows, expanded coverage and a more expansive scope during the broadcast day. Starting today, weekdays from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. is "NewsFeed" with editors Zuri Berry and Joe Dwinnel. Listeners... Continue reading
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Originally published September 14, 2015. Herald Radio begins the week with new programming and a brand new sound thanks to New England Soundproofing’s work in our studio, a project that is getting a thumb’s up from radio insiders. Those who are listening include Michael Harrison of "Talkers Magazine" who notes... Continue reading
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Originally published August 8, 2015. Donald Trump was unimpressed. Megyn Kelly might as well have been reading off the luncheon specials at a Denny's. "You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals," charged Kelly, a sharp former litigator and now Fox News host at the... Continue reading
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Originally published July 4, 2015. Happy Birthday, America! It’s 2015, and we are freer than we have ever been to pursue happiness as the Declaration of Independence promises we have an inalienable right to do. As of last week, the Supreme Court guaranteed gay Americans, who once lived in the... Continue reading
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Originally published July 2, 2015. For decades the American left has done its best to convince us that Cuba is a benign, progressive paradise that just needs to be unshackled from our tyranny. But the record is clear: the Castros are running a murderous dictatorship 90 miles south of Key... Continue reading
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Originally published May 22, 2015 In 2009 the eulogy for the Boston driver rang out over City Hall Plaza. "The car is no longer king in Boston," decreed Mayor Menino, and with that was born an Emerald Necklace of biking and pedestrian accommodations that engulfed and suffocated every major travel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Tom Shattuck
Originally published May 13, 2015. There can no longer be any doubt — "Deflategate" is not about football. It is about a national affliction — one of the seven deadly sins: Envy. "Envy: the feeling of wanting to have what someone else has." Exactly. And it's made unhinged haters out... Continue reading
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