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:
- Not a good start leaking it to the anglo paper, says the Journal’s Benoît Aubin
- Distorted, says a source to La Presse
- The Gazette tricked us, Jean Dorion tells Le Devoir
- The Gazette read the report wrong, say sources to Radio-Canada
- And in the blogosphere: The Gazette “doesn’t look good“
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.