Not an auspicious start for Guardian America October 24, 2007Posted by Peter Hornby in currentaffairs.
Brad DeLong mentioned the debut of Guardian America. Well, I used to read the Guardian every day during the fifteen years or so I was working in the UK. I subscribed to the Guardian Weekly as soon as I moved to the US, and use the Guardian website as a primary source of news, just behind the BBC. So I was over there like a shot.
Given my location in Orange County, California, some 18.000 acres of which is currently on fire, I scanned the front page for their story about the fires.
I’m sorry. I really did not want to see something under the headline “Stars remain stranded as California fires move inland”. There’s a sub-editor somewhere who urgently needs to return to his natural home in the tabloid press.
We’ll see how this goes. I’m hoping for great things.