Problem: I didn’t say that. I was linking to the CBC’s web site, which has no paywall. Here’s the original posting.
(I love his snotty use of “sic,” too. Nice fellow. UPDATE: he’s removed the “sic,” but he still hasn’t admitted his error.)
Who made this error, which is a pretty big one? The Editor-in-Chief of the Hamilton Spectator, that’s who. The entirety of his column is defeated by his rookie error, in fact.
I therefore amend my original thesis: it isn’t just paywalls that will kill off many newspapers.
Sloppiness will, as well.
Oh, and Mr. Editor-in-Chief guy? It’s a web site, not a “blog.”
You got that wrong, too.
(Post script: I’ve emailed him seeking a correction. Anyone think it’ll never happen? That, too, is a trait of most newspapers.)
UPDATED AGAIN: A generous apology, accepted:
Correction in progress. Forgive me. Also, “sic” was inserted by a copy editor and removed when I saw it. Unfortunately, I did not understand my error until I saw your post now.
Editor in Chief
The Hamilton Spectator / thespec.com