Saturday, October 31, 2009

Toronto Paper Attacks Coverage of Its Troubles

Ian Austen writes:

During its 11-year history, The National Post of Toronto has never shied away from using its news pages to present bold opinions, either for self-promotion or to challenge critics. It happened again on Saturday, with a front-page editorial assailing other news outlets for their coverage of the newspaper’s financial troubles after a Toronto court prevented the paper’s closing.

In the 750-word editorial, under the headline “The rumours of our demise . . .,” The Post’s editors called most of the news coverage leading up to the court hearing a “firestorm of uninformed speculation” that was “ignited by one paragraph in a 33-page court filing pointing out it was doubtful The National Post could sustain operations in the absence of funding for its current — albeit minor — losses.”

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