Update: Globe is now challenging Jake’s campaign claims about Trump impeachment.
Another update: UPDATE: Here’s media columnist Dan Kennedy’s take on this.
The Boston Globe is hosting a discussion between Editorial Page editor Bina Venkataraman and City Councilor and congressional candidate Jake Auchincloss in the aftermath of the Globe’s endorsement.
“Many Globe readers have expressed concerns about the candidate’s past statements and campaign finances, some of which emerged after the editorial board’s deliberations. Readers and voters deserve to know more and hear directly from the candidate. In this conversation, Globe editorial page editor Bina Venkataraman will ask Auchincloss about his record on racial justice, free speech, and beyond.”
Monday, Aug. 10 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Sign up here.
I did a quick look at previous Globe op-ed talks and didn’t see any talks about candidate endorsements. Bina Venkataraman is relatively new in this position so it’s hard to decipher the intent behind this discussion. But it makes me question whether the Globe is promoting, explaining, defending or rethinking its endorsement.