Thursday, June 6, 2013

James 'Whitey' Bulger Request To Ban Boston Globe Journalists Under Review By Judge

The Boston Globe offers a piece on James 'Whitey' Bulger's request to ban the Globe's reporters and other journalists from his trial. (Bulger is seen in the above FBI photos).

James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster who allegedly rampaged through Boston’s underworld for decades, is trying to exclude veteran Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and reporter Shelley Murphy from covering his much-anticipated trial simply because he hates them, a federal prosecutor said today.

Assistant US Attorney Brian T. Kelly told a federal judge that the 83-year-old Bulger can be heard on jailhouse tape recordings describing his loathing for Cullen and Murphy, who recently published a book that chronicles Bulger’s career as a vicious criminal who worked as an informant for the FBI.
“It’s all over jailhouse tapes. He hates certain members of the media, including Murphy, Cullen and Howie Carr. Especially Howie Carr,’’ Kelly said, referring to Boston Herald columnist and talk show host Howie Carr. “He is trying to use this as a tool to kick out people the defendant doesn't like.’’

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