Tuesday, July 16, 2024


Journalist Chris Faraone, seen in a video discussing his book “I Killed Breitbart. And Countless Other Causes of Conservative Consternation.”

Journalist Chris Faraone, seen in a video discussing his book “I Killed Breitbart: And Countless Other Causes of Conservative Consternation.”

Among the news and information gleanable Thursday at the premiere of Member’s Lounge With Ken Reid: Journalist Chris Faraone is still or again considering a run for governor.

Faraone is perhaps most famous for embedding with the Occupy movement and notorious for asserting “I Killed Breitbart,” both taking the form of well-reviewed books, and serves as the features and news editor of Dig Boston and host of its politics radio show “InDigNation.” He was a panelist on the Davis Square alt-comedy show Thursday with Meredith Goldstein, the relationships columnist for The Boston Globe, and music expert Michael Marotta, a Phoenix alum like Faraone as well as founder and editor of online music magazine Vanyaland.

A bit sloshed on surprisingly high-alcohol beer at Johnny D’s in Somerville’s Davis Square, Faraone acknowledged that a run to replace Deval Patrick on Beacon Hill was a possibility.

He would join some nine existing candidates in the Nov. 4 election, including venture capitalist Charles Baker; the state’s attorney general, Martha Coakley; and Cambridge’s Juliette Kayyem, a former civil rights attorney, columnist for the Globe and homeland security official for Patrick and President Barack Obama.

Faraone chided Goldstein for the Globe’s failure to cover his political aspirations, but Reid chided him back for his grumbling approach to confirming a run after Faraone called it “under the radar … whatever.”


At least the audience came away knowing Faraone’s official campaign song: “I Got 5 on It,” the 1995 song by the hip-hop duo Luniz.

Longtime followers of Faraone’s Twitter account will know he’s also named the vice governor he wants to serve with: Vermin Supreme, the performance artist who’s partnered with Rob Potylo, the Allstonian auteur behind the “Quiet Desperation” Web series about artists trying to achieve success in Greater Boston.