I wrote the JPost to protest their decision – see my post of yesterday. My letter was passed on to management but it did not answer. I got a soothing reply from the JPost Letter editor. It’s not working. However, it did stop me for the day from canceling my subscription.
Today TWO FULL PAGES of “entertainment billboard.” I’m not saying, skip the puzzles or reduce the high society column — for some people these are important. But this diversion stuff is verbatim in the Friday supplement!! No one buys a weekday paper, but not the Friday one.
The Letters section is reduced to twice a week? What are they thinking? That journalists must do a better job than the readers? The arrogance! It’s a most popular section.
The “small reduction” was actually by a third. This untruth has made me suspicious. First cheating and then lying about it? What else did management not tell us? Are salaries reduced and people dismissed and is for that reason my paper trimmed and filled-up with nonsense?
Did managers also accept a “small reduction” in their salaries (by a third)? Or are they failing us with the excuse that there is no money while enjoying their normal pay?
I’m still angry that they sprang this on the readers at the start of the month. No prior notice. It’s like buying stuff online and receiving only two-thirds with a notice that we hopefully understand the “small reduction.” That’s not what we ordered. That’s not what we agreed upon or paid for! What happened to old-fashioned honesty?!
Fuming and appalled, I’m still contemplating ending my subscription. They are cheating and asking for understanding. That’s not how it works. They need to come clean or our relationship has no future.
Poor readers, editors and columnists. The management needs to reverse course (and start a discourse) or I will.
My plan B goes like this: When the JPost can’t pay the bills anymore, it needs to go bankrupt. Then it should be bought by someone else who knows how to run this paper. It’s not the paper, readers, journalists or columnists that need to go — it is the management. Readers, journalists and columnists can then reunite and remarry, happily, for ever after.