Tuesday, February 21, 2023


2023-03-13 15:18:35

Great article Grant. As someone who used to travel with those writers, and was in regular contact with them, I miss the personalities of the writers, too. These days each article is fit to a space and no other spice is added. Another point, with increasing regularity, an article that appears in the front of the Herald is repeated under the same bye-line in the National Post. What a waste of paper and ink. I'm sure we're the only house on the street that still gets the Herald, every morning at 3:00 am.

2023-02-22 15:58:35

2023-02-21 13:46:26

Yes, it's a sad indictment indeed, but today's news cycle is covered 24/7/365 online. We stopped getting the Journal, then the Sun on Sundays because Sunday's news was the same news in the Monday Journal. At one time, the ads took up more print than the actual news stories, which for me, was pretty frustrating. In the age of recycling, our trash bin was filled more with advertising copy than newspaper articles. It's a sign of the times we now live in. People have moved away from print advertising and news because it's all there online.

2023-02-21 13:36:40

One hand, It seems ironic those those in charge of creating a record of history as it went along were so poor at predicting the future.

On the other hand, those who knew that concentrated media ownership was a bad thing were powerless to stop it.

We are all poorer as a result, and now have to suffer the echo chambers of social media without the guideposts that once steered us i the right direction.

2023-02-21 13:40:34

So well put. Thank you for making those comments.


2023-02-21 16:56:28

Four legs good, two legs bad. This was seen coming at least two decades away. I hope those culpable rest easy.