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Daily News Roundup – January 22, 2015

The two biggest stories from yesterday were Marty Walsh’s gag order on city employees and Boston 2024’s partial release of the bid to the public.


Walsh OK’d Ban on Criticism of Olympics Bid (Boston Globe) Not only does the document he signed ban city employees from criticizing the Olympics, the IOC, or the USOC, but it also requires them to actively promote the bid. The authoritarianism of the Olympics on clear display.

Walsh, Olympic Committee Must Drop Ban on Criticism (Boston Globe) From the editorial board

In Cradle of Liberty, An Olympic Muzzle (Minnesota Public Radio)

Redacted Bid Documents

Documents: Boston 2024 Proposal (Boston Globe) A link to what was released of the bid

Lack of Olympics Debate is Chilling (Boston Globe) From Yvonne Abraham

Organizers Lift Veil on Some Boston 2024 Details (Boston Herald) The Herald has been very good at framing this issue in their headlines.

Boston Olympics Backers Believe They Can Win Over Skeptics (Wall Street Journal) Not if we can help it.

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