Today was one of those days.
A check of the Herald's website shows that as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, two of the top three most popular stories are about the stabbing yesterday by a female student of a Killian High School football star, and the arrest of the 15-year-old son of the Canadian Consul General on a murder charge after his brother was killed in a drug deal.
So what's on today's front page?
A picture of a tennis player pretending to eat a cake and stories about the Iran nuclear negotiations and the revelation that the Germanwings co-pilot told his employer six years ago of his struggle with depression. Both important stories, to be sure.
But most intelligent adults who are interested in those stories probably read them online yesterday or caught up with the latest details on cable news.
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And where are the stories that readers seem to be interested in? In section B, of course. That's where Herald editors put anything remotely interesting or compelling....or crime related.
Note to Mindy Marques: No one buys the print edition of the paper to read stories about Iran. Check your calendar. It's no longer 1985. People subscribe to or buy a local paper to read local news.
But in another year, none of this will matter.
Because, by then, the dead tree version of the paper will be just that: dead. And you'll be remembered as the person who single-handedly killed what was once a pretty decent newspaper.