Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Reading what's not reported

For those of you that still get your news the old fashioned way--getting your fingers dirty whilst turning the pages of the city's last remaining broadsheet, you would never know that a man was stabbed on Portage Avenue at Carlton, outside the unsavory doors of the colussus Portage Place, under the hulking skywalks that did as much to destroy the visual quality of the once attractive one-kilometre stretch of Portage Avenue as it did the sidewalk vitality.

Anyway, a brief on this noon-hour stabbing was available on the website as an "web extra", and is nowhere to be found in the actually pages of the newspaper itself.

You have to wonder how much of the Free Press' defence of downtown--even the failed megaprojects that boy-wonder Lloyd Axworthy signed the cheque for under the Core Area Initiative--that goes so far as to not report a day-time stabbing at the corner of Portage and Carlton (I find Main and Logan at night to be just as uneasy), has to do with the newspaper moving their entire operations to the suburbs from that very corner some 15 years ago, leaving it almost exclusively to packs of menacing thugs.

Anyway, more info on the stabbing can be found with these guys.


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