bhonda - 8:08 am on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
Mr Blackhurst said he was shocked by the document, which he described as "a damning indictment of my industry".
..."a point by point demolition of the industry".
"The fact is that newspapers are an adornment to our society. We would be lost without them," he added.
I don't read newspapers, so perhaps I'm out of touch with this, but are they really as important as they say they are? If they all disappeared, would we actually be any worse off, since we would still be able to get information from countless other sources?
And isn't it a bit rich that they are complaining about this, given the alleged state of their industry anyway? I assume part of the complaint comes from this specific newspaper, defending themselves rather than the industry, (and I am also aware that this article is published by a non-newspaper arm of the media) but my impression is that the newspaper industry as a whole has lost its morality, and generally makes most situations worse than better. Surely any 'damning indictment' is justified, and, to some extent, expected?
But then I don't read papers, so maybe I'm biased.