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.


New Mexican said...

I figured it out 5 years ago and cancelled the. Congrats.

Rodney said...

Now Jim, you don't have to go dumpster diving for the comics!

And, if you sign up for the online ABQUrinal before you subscription lapses, you can use that to access the rare readable content.

Roland said...

Jim, I can't believe you've lasted this long. We canceled in disgust back in 2007 and have been paperless ever since. Every once in a while I visit the New Mexico Independent online if I need local news. The Journal has been dead to me for 3 years and I've never missed it. I hate Fox News and I refuse to watch that s__t and the Journal is just the local printed version of "Fair and Balanced."