The Sun Goes Down…For Good.
With more vapid Spezza slagging articles, lacking entirely in any journalistic integrity, or value, I am now officially boycotting the Ottawa Sun.
Oh sure, whipidy-do, like it’s going to make any difference, I know that, but at least it leaves me feeling like I have an ounce of integrity.
See ya Ottawa Sun, enjoy your worthless existence, while it lasts…
Oh, and TEAM 1200, if I hear B.G., or any SunMedia personality on your shows, I’m letting your advertisers know their presence means I will purposely avoid their businesses.
Feel free to jump on the bandwagon while there’s still room!
P.S. Here’s my letter to Ottawa Sun sports editor Tim Baines ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Far be it from me to tell you how to do your job. I’m not an editor, and I surely do not face the economic, and professional challenges of an editor while writing this letter. But, as a customer, I believe it would be in your best interest to at least consider my views.
The recent coverage by your sports department, of the Ottawa Senators, has been appalling. To categorize it as bona-fide journalism would be an affront to any and all professionals in your chosen field. I can appreciate the need to sell papers, and I suspect hockey is a major driver in so doing, but using third rate tabloid reporting in an effort to do so serves neither you, nor your customers, in the long run.
Please make an effort to focus more on factual reporting and less on innuendo laden personal opinion within your department. As it stands now, I will no longer waste my time reading your reporting, and will campaign to have others do the same, until the standard to which you hold your writers improves.
Do not forget Mr. Baines, having hockey coverage is wonderful, we hockey fans all want it, but as the customers of this media, it is our responsibility to ensure its existence is not at odds with the foundation of our interest, the team itself. I do not watch hockey so as to have a reason to read the newspaper, or listen to sports radio, so I’ll be damned if I’ll let the media put my interest, the Senators, at risk, so they can turn a bigger profit, at MY expense.
Gerald Norton (sensay.wordpress.com)