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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bulger a Robin Hood ?

The Verizon homepage article on Whitey Bulger--by Denise Lavoie and Jay Linsday on Verizon--is entitled, 'Bulger described as Robin Hood, diabolical killer'.

Only the incurably naive would buy the former, for indisputably he was the latter. Whitey did not steal from the rich to give to the poor. Hell no. He stole from anyone, and kept the lion's share for himself. He was a 20th century plunderer whose ties to his corrupt FBI handler saved him from capture in the late 90's.

For chapter and verse on Whitey, read the riveting account penned by Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill in their book, Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob.