Your sensitive assessment of the legacy of Whitey Bulger in your lead editorial Aug. 18 suggested that we “acknowledge his irrelevance to the Boston of today [and] forget about him” (“As book closes on Bulger, time for a new story”).
This message was undercut by Dan Wasserman’s cartoon next to it (“Wise guys in the news”), a side-by-side comparison of Bulger and Lawrence Summers. It was insensitive, not funny or clever. It exalted Bulger and defamed Summers.
I was embarrassed for the Globe, and the Globe should be ashamed. You owe an apology to Summers and to your readers.