ONE buys a newspaper for news.
The content of the December 24 tabloid suggests to me that the bulk was pre-printed days previously and that everybody on the staff went away for Christmas. Where were the Lotto numbers?
I have been a reader of The Herald since about 1940 and I am reluctant to change my habits, but it seems that the beginning of the new year is a good time to create a new habit. Not that my R5 will make a difference to you but by spending my money on Die Burger, for instance, seems to me to be a more rewarding experience.
R B Wicks, Plettenberg Bay
AS is usually the case at this time of year, there was very little hard news to report on a day before Christmas and our staff were on duty on Sunday to ensure we brought readers the latest on any breaking stories. Three pages of the special edition were in fact devoted to an in-depth special investigation news report. The idea behind including many feature style articles was to ensure the paper had an extended shelf life as the next edition was only published on December 28. – Brett Adkins, assistant editor