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Jurkowitz: 7's Ansin to sue Herald
The Globe's Mark Jurkowitz reported on 5/16 that WHDH-TV owner Ed
Ansin is planning to sue the Boston Herald over a recent Margery
Reviewing Channel 7's decision not to renew Kim Carrigan's
contract as news anchor, Eagan wrote that Ansin had been
"described by employees as a despicable, ruthless, egomaniacal,
power-mad narcissistic troll in need of psychoanalytic intervention."
A letter from Ansin to Pat Purcell, publisher of the Herald, says that
"Ms. Eagan launches highly charged, personal invectives at
Mr. Ansin, and ..." communicates "to her readership that these
epithets were intended to be treated as `facts'."
Ansin's attoney, Michael Gass of Palmer & Dodge, singles out the
Eagan column, while referring to what he calls a "pattern of libelous
and defamatory statements by the Herald against Mr. Ansin."
Purcell declined to print an apology, saying that Eagan's column
was within "journalistic bounds."