Thursday, July 5, 2012
Confused Watch Dog
So about six months ago the Gazette published a front page story declaring a car dealership "apparently out of business" based on a tip from a blogger (not me), an empty car lot, and a office that was closed on a Sunday.
The very next day, probably in response to a threatened lawsuit, they published--also front page--a puff piece about the new and improved used car scheme the former VW dealership was about to morph into.
Yesterday the Daily Hampshire Gazette published a belated investigative piece about the used car dealership closing up--this time for good--leaving in its wake disgruntled consumers out thousands of dollars in deposits and cars that cannot be driven because of missing titles.
In other words, the kind of thing that if exposed a few months earlier could have saved their readers (and non readers) a major headache.
And I could not help but notice in yesterday's article they never mention the prominent incidents from only six months ago. Hmm...