is falling like a rock ...
Several years ago, we took a "weekends only" subscription to the Anchorage Daily News. We've never changed the terms of that deal.
In the intervening years, we've received a Friday & Sunday paper, or Saturday & Sunday but not Friday, or Friday & Saturday but not Sunday ... or sometimes, for weeks at a stretch, papers seven days a week. You get the idea.
Now, this "weekends only" deal also includes the Monday edition, if that Monday is a holiday.
That brings us to last month. We received a paper on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving ... and haven't seen one since.
My wife dutifully called the subscription department and complained. They promised to bring the missing paper(s) by.
Nope. Didn't happen.
She called back and spoke to two (count 'em, two) subscription managers, explaining the hit-or-miss quality of the delivery. She also went into great detail about how disgusted we've become with the paper's increasingly left-leaning editorial slant. (For example, they manage to write something derogatory about Sarah Palin on a daily basis. Last I checked, Mrs. Palin isn't a public official, and isn't running for anything. But I digress.)
Our subscription expires 12/31, so we accepted their offer of the Sunday paper only, through year's end. That was two weeks ago.
We still haven't received a paper since Nov. 21.
Oh - and now they've announced plans to charge for digital content. I'll not have any difficulty finding links from the local TV stations instead, for my newsy posts.
Adios, Daily News. Ran it right into the ground, you did.