It's nice that Globe reporters, editors and other officer workers (some 200 in all) volunteered to assemble and deliver papers this morning. Globies really do want you to read their work. Hopefully, they at least get some pizzas out of the deal.
But, ultimately, the Globe is a for-profit concern and we've yet to hear from the guy who, at the end of the day, hopes to make a profit from his investment in the Globe. And has anybody heard anything from ACI, the company that said it could take over Globe delivery?
In the meantime, we get a statement from the Globe's vice president of consumer affairs and marketing (atttached, below), that getting reporters to deliver one day's paper is:
One small gesture to show our Globe customers that we are working hard with ACI to address these issues. We expect the process to improve not instantly, but steadily with each passing day and thank our customers for their patience.
Meanwhile, the Herald's complete non-coverage shows we're no longer really a two-paper town. Remember when Howie Carr used to love getting in digs at "bow-tied bum kissers"? Who's the bum kisser now, Howie? Or has he really, finally gone off the deep end into Limbaughland and is now content to just spend 15 minutes a day churning out rants about how Obama is finally, no, really, this time we mean it, going to take our guns away?
But back to the Globe for a moment: Will the reporters with a newfound appreciation for the hard work that goes into delivering the paper now start writing about the scores (hundreds?) of low-paid newspaper deliverers who are suddenly out of work becaus their bosses decided they could save money with a new contractor?