Saturday, 5 April 2008

65 hot boxes

Newspaper boxes were once called "honour" boxes because people were on their honour to pay for their newspapers.

A thief with no honour at all stole newspapers along with 65 Winnipeg Sun and Winnipeg Free Press boxes in rural and urban areas in the past two years, says CBC News.

Winnipeg police recovered the dozens of boxes, valued at about $42,000, in a garage this week, says the CBC. Motive was not known, but a suspect is being sought.

The CBC said the Sun "declined to comment, saying publicity over the theft could encourage further boxes to disappear" and the Free Press did not return a call.

Funny how media clam up when they are the story.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for pointing out the hypocrisy of the two Winnipeg newspapers' reluctance to speak. I'm a Sun Media reporter, and that attitude has always enraged me. If we expect other people to put themselves on the line for our tabloid stories, where do our own publications get off not doing the same (although this issue of newspaper boxes is hardly a hot issue)? I sometimes don't blame people for being distrustful of us.