Watching the Today Show right now - consumers spent 3% more this year over last on Black Friday, almost amounting to a full 11 billion in spending (or - /shudder - $372 per shopper). Note to the Globe: I'm getting ready to charge a consulting fee on this good advice I keep giving. I could use the dough - and the Globe could clearly use the advice.
It's a sad state when a state politics blogger without a degree in journalism had a higher journalistic standard during his old college-newspaper days than the Paper of Record. Back when I wrote something that appeared on the front-paged, I used facts and figures... quite unlike the stuff frequently coming out of the Globe these days.