Stage 2: Anger

The media’s feelings toward The Gazette have started to move from Stage 1, denial (“if what The Gazette says is true”) to their predictable second stage, anger:

The bargaining stage seems to have failed, with the government saying it will only release the report on Thursday (though it was initially to be made public on Friday). The depression stage will continue until then, as the media have to continually attribute all their information to a competing newspaper.

That just leaves acceptance.

Meanwhile, as this news starts hitting the funny pages elsewhere, The Gazette has put PDFs of its partial drafts online (margin notes, reporters’ food stains and all): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Expect analyses tomorrow of anything the paper has missed or gotten wrong.

UPDATE: Jim Duff has some thoughts on this as well.

3 thoughts on “Stage 2: Anger

  1. Tim

    Hey Steve – Wouldn’t necessarily say my post is angry – you should have seen the first draft… More just tired and frustrated with what I see as a pretty one-sided take in the Gazette. Nice work with the round-up though…

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  2. Kate Savage

    Ahh, the report has taken on a life of its own and become an entirely different political issue even before it was released. Your round-up is excellent (and entertaining). I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow!

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