Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Free news galore!!

What's going on these days??... First there was "Metro"... and then "24 hrs" and quickly to follow was "Dose". A few days after Metro people started handing out the 15-or-so page newspaper at major skytrain stations, Pacific Newsgroup people started handing out Vancouver Sun and the Province. This went on for about two weeks... which was great because I had a pretty good daily dose of news without paying a cent :-P

And then the corresponding free newspaper vending boxes started appearing in the populated areas and street corners as well. Right next to the pay newspaper vending boxes. I would be naive/stupid if I thought this was a trend or something. Anyway, I started refusing the Metro because it seems they are quite biased in certain areas of coverage.

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Almost three years later...

The March 11, 2008 Vol.3 No.234, on page 4, we see what was evidence of either editing carelessness or evolvement in literary standards. That page featured a picture of a guy facing a urinal and the article was talking about sanitation in the toilet. Which reminds me, the front cover of the newspaper that day says "Holy Crap" in big bold letters. Anyway, the mishap (whether accidental or intentional) was the word "shitty" which I looked at dismay.

2 Comments:

Blogger elle said...

ah...you remind me of those free newspapers, i think i should read them sometimes, long time no read, i am totally out..it's for ppl to have free newspapers around the city, but since it's free, some biased contents are inevitable?

Friday, April 08, 2005 9:57:00 AM  
Blogger elle said...

oops, i mean it's good for ppl to have free.....

Friday, April 08, 2005 9:58:00 AM  

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