The Huntsville Times Delivers A Thanksgiving Slap In The Face

Seldom have I seen such an obnoxious sign-off for loyal customers. One thing is for certain, the Huntsville Times print edition is a lame attempt to accomplish nothing more than run interference against any would be competitors who might try to step in and fill the empty space created by the three day print schedule.

I picked up this mornings edition from the rack, expecting a jam packed paper full of stories, advertising, and coupons. Instead I got the standard mish mash with fewer of everything than any Wednesday paper would be expected to deliver anytime.

On the front page I was met with a rather small greeting and a statement telling me that the Thanksgiving paper would be available at their office between dark and darker only, and it would have all the jam packed goodies. Subscribers would at least get their paper on Thursday morning.

So, membership does have it’s privileges. But, looking at the mish mush that they have been printing on the three day schedule, I come to one conclusion. They have no appreciation for the customers who subscribe either. The biggest rediculism, are the several pages of comics printed to make up for each day lost out of print. Aren’t the comics really even more important on a timely basis than the news itself? Two day old comics are worse than stale, they’re downright stiff.

Ok. So they intend to make a point. But for long, the print edition is going away completely. And frankly, I was already about to stop getting my Sunday mush edition from the rack anyway.

I had already noticed a decidely obnoxious tone from years ago. They aren’t the hometown newspaper of your grand-daddy, and they don’t really mean to be either. The obnoxious slap of the no-thanks Thanksgiving edition is uncalled for. The mushy three day edition is equally insulting. All those customers have carried that local rag, and eventually even they will consider opting out, or be forced out, of print for the elctronic version. When the time comes to buy a subscription only app – they all will remember.

There realy is no point. We all know. It just isn’t necessary to slap loyal customers in the face like that. It’s just bad business.

© 2012 – Jim Casey Red HOT Uploads

Nearby Links
  • Featured


    Absolute power corrupts absolute, and as I recall Ted Turner, wise man that he is, once called Christians “stupid.” He eventually apologized, but for what I don’t know. While Christians are foolishly attempting to take over government with religion, the potential grows for a flag burning amendment that would essentially set the stage for the dissolution of all basic constitutional rights to unravel like a braided sisal rope without a boy scout.

    Where’s Colin Kaepernick?

    Our leaders are in denial of what is obvious at face value. The biggest threat to the future of this country is the incompetence and corruption of law enforcement.

  • Vintage Editorials

    Obama Got Your Face

    For the facial recognition record, it is my opinion that state legislator Mike Ball should shut his mouth and swallow his own cannabidiol oil.

    When Police Become Enemy Combatants

    I believe in the American dream, not the American delusion. If you were to examine the war crimes of Bashar al-Assad, who is little more than the mayor of a large American city, could you really tell the difference, conceptually, between his tactics and the ones outlined in the New York Times story? I certainly can’t. We are not yet in an all out war in this country, but if law enforcement is allowed to disregard constitutional values because they say they have cornered some bad guys, where will they stop if they hold an extremist sectarian view like Kim Davis and the TEA Party zealots? When do their tactics become enforcement of their agenda instead of legitimate law?

    Don’t Shoot Me: I’m Only The Keyboard Player

    The scene was oddly quiet, really, with several “islands” of people hovering around individual victims which included paramedics rendering first aide, and police attempting to ease the shock. Some were just sitting there, apparently shaken but not hurt, just trying to regain composure. Some were standing, milling about, with cell-phones in their ears, apparently talking to loved ones and family. There was also clutter strewn about that seemed to include untended school books, notebooks, backpacks, and papers. At one point, a woman from the Huntsville Convention and Visitors Bureau, located immediately across the street in the Transportation Bus Station building, came out rolling a hand truck with three or four cases of bottled water.

    Time For The Deep End Dump Trump | What Next?

    So, Trump’s mockery of republican extremism has now come home, and frankly, Hillaryous just got elected. (Rand Paul…) But listen, can you really vote for… that? I’m not saying Hillary Clinton should be viewed as a referendum on abortion, which it is. I’m saying Hillary Clinton should be viewed as a referendum on feminazzism, which she is, and we cannot under any circumstances afford the hate mongering of a racist aristocratic place keeper like Hillaryous.

    The New McCarthyism And The Growing Constitutional Crisis

    Anarchy and organized crime rule the day while demogogues pretend to hold an election. I think maybe that’s why we have the second amendment to begin with.