Friday, October 27, 2006

The once mighty queen of Carlton Street ....

It's a very odd day indeed when the premier daily in the province can't even pump out an edition, especially its municipal election coverage edition.

As of this writing early Friday morning, thousands of subscribers to the Free Press have still not received a Thursday edition of the paper. You can't even complain on their automated phone line.

The basic bar a serious paper has to reach is producing its product when it says it will. Occasional delays and screw ups are understood. But to wipe out an entire edition for a great many subscribers? Especially the edition charged with reporting and analyzing the civil election?

It really should go without saying, but it's really very sad. Very sad indeed.