Thursday, October 28, 2010
I Did It
Even I didn't think I would actually cancel my subscription to the Albuquerque Journal. But after 45 years as a reader I called them this afternoon and said 'no more'. Especially after a blatantly false headline in the paper this morning that was intended to scare people into thinking their pay checks would go down if the tax cuts for the rich were done away with. A longtime friend of mine, a very accomplished documentary producer, sat with me at coffee today with the Journal in front of him and pointed at the head line and said, "This is a damn lie", except he really used the F-Bomb. From here on out I will look for abandoned copies of the Journal in coffee places so I can keep up with Leslie Lithicum's columns and 9 Chickweed Lane. When there is new leadership or a return to fairness at the paper I will resubscribe.