As in Seth Rolbein
, editor and publisher of The Cape Cod Voice
, and Paul Pronovost
, interim editor at the Cape Cod Times and - from what I'm hearing - former editor Cliff Schechtman's
ran an editorial on Oct. 20, titled "The Barnstable Patriot Act," that scoffed at Ottaway's stated reasons for the newspaper chain's recent acquisition of The Barnstable Patriot
, one of the oldest and few remaining independent weeklies on the Cape.
"And so what does our daily newspaper, also in the Ottaway fold, tell us about this fulcrum moment (that intimately involves them too)?" the editorial asks.
"One word pretty much covers it: Pap."
The rest of the editorial, which can be found by following this link
to the Voice website, continues in the same vein.
You'll find Pronovost's response, also at the Voice site, by following the link there marked "letters."
"Given Seth Rolbein's
stormy relationship with Community Newspaper Company during his Fidelity Investments era, I can see why The Cape Cod Voice
would view" the Patriot purchase with skepticism, Pronovost writes.
More on this to follow after the readers here after a chance to digest the exchange.