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September 30, 2010

On the loss of another great columnist

Dear Mr. Stackhouse [Editor of The Globe & Mail],

I wrote to your paper when you cut your books section down to nearly nothing, and I received a kind reply thanking me for my input. I am sure this message will elicit a similar message, if any, but please do allow me to say how saddened I am that Tabatha Southey will no longer be writing her vibrant, brilliant, relevant, smart and hilarious column in the Saturday Globe. Reading it aloud was a Saturday morning ritual in our family, and between the column’s absence and the now-tiny books section, it’s clear to me that you’re not that interested in me being one of your readers. Which is a shame, because I’ve been a devoted one, who understands the importance of a strong national newspaper, and relishes print for print’s sake. The whole thing makes me very sad, and I think we’re all going to look back on this time in journalism with a great deal of regret. I do already.

Sincerely,

Kerry Clare

[And seriously– no Tabatha Southey & Karen Von Hahn in The Globe, no Katrina Onstad in Chatelaine— these are publications that are killing themselves. It’s totally stupid.)

3 thoughts on “On the loss of another great columnist”

  1. Carrie says:

    I can’t believe it either!!!! What are they thinking? Tabatha’s column was my go-to must-read Globe and Mail Saturday content.

  2. Nathalie says:

    Amen, sister. Let’s start our own national paper with a fat book review section and hire all the cool women. Lottery ticket anyone?

  3. Deborah says:

    Agree! BIG mistake to let these columnists go! Thanks for the alert.

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