The Montreal Gazette, Canada's oldest English daily paper, has been going down the tubes since it was bought out a few years back. Instead of having editorials about issues relevant to Montrealers we had them about "Infrastructure Problems in Winnipeg" and the "The Price of Cattle in Alberta Since Mad Cow".
Now to be fair, there's quite a few talented reporters who write for the Gazette and I'm not bashing them by any stretch. What I am saying, however, is that the editors have got to step it up... I logged on to their website today and saw this article about a bank robbery that occurred this morning in the heart of downtown Montreal. It's so short I don't even have to link to it... I'll copy and paste it for you...
"Robbers Hit Up Downtown Bank for Cash
Robbers held up the Royal Bank branch at the corner of Ste. Catherine and Stanley Sts. Thursday morning, and escaped wth an undisclosed amount of cash, Montreal police say.
Witnesses said one robber was carrying something that looked like a gun, Constable Anie Lemieux said.
There were no reports of injuries.
More details to follow."
And this was on the front page of their website, like a tantalizing tale that said "read me I'm interesting" and when you clicked on the link all you got was a few vague lines about this crap.
It was like getting socks for your birthday.