"It's bizarre," said one insider, who was left wondering who's in charge during today's online coverage of the history-making inauguration of Barack Obama as president.
Added another insider, "If any of the Greenwich Time or Stamford Advocate online editors know what's going on, they're not telling anyone."
Hunter, a Hearst Newspaper Managing Editor may have appeared at the Greenwich Time's Riverside newsroom office today, but the online editorial pages were not updated for the fifth day in a row.
The lack of online editorial updates is fueling speculation that Greenwich Time Publisher John Dunster might be looking for a new editorial leader for the local rag.
Hearst Newspaper's struggling Greenwich Time has went through four men who have acted as editor in chief in the last year.
"He's here, but he's in a meeting," said a lady answering the Greenwich Time's phone.
Bruce Hunter did not return a call seeking comment. An Greenwich Time employee answering the phone refused to identify herself and declined to comment about why the online editorial pages have not been update since a Stamford Advocate editorial was posted on Friday January 16th.
Yesterday, Greenwich Roundup, broke the exclusive story that Managing Editor was fueling week old rumors in town, because he has been unable to update Hearst Newspaper's editorial pages at the Greenwich Time.
A source close to Hunter insisted that he had been in contact with the newsroom by phone to monitor the paper and it's online web site. However, sources inside the paper said Hunter did not call into the newsroom over the weekend as he typically does.
Others say that Hunter was recently seen at the paper heading to a meeting with Publisher John "I Can't Pick A Winning Team" Dunster.
Hunter was recently pulled out of unemployment by Dunster and is currently responsible for overseeing another major downsizing at the paper. However, Hunter is seen as relatively popular with soon to be unemployed newsroom staff.
However, one disgruntled Greenwich Time employee was recently heard to say,"Well, if Bruce is going to stay at the helm, then we had better have a full complement of lifeboats. As bad as the Greenwich Time has been in the past, bringing Hunter back is like getting flushed down the toilet."
A new rumor going around town is that the Greenwich Time online editorial pages have not been updated in a week is because Bruce Hunter is feuding with Hearst Newspapers and John Dunster about what should be contained in online editorials.
No matter which rumor is or is not true one thing for sure is that chaos is reigning on the Greenwich Time Editorial pages under Bruce Hunter. Once again today the week old Stamford Advocate editorial about Mexican drugs is at the top of the Hearst Newspaper's editorial page.
Odds poor in fighting Mexico's drug woes
The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/16/2009 09:05:46 AM EST
Before you venture into Ciudad Juarez, brace yourself to hear Texans tell you that you're crazy. Visiting friends in neighboring El Paso a few days before Christmas, I was immediately warned, "Don't even think about going into Juarez.
JUST LIKE YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT AND THE DAY PREVIOUS TO THAT AND THE PRECEDING DAY ......
THE "MISSING" BRUCE HUNTER HAS FAILED TO ACT AS MANAGING EDITOR AND PUBLISH ANY NEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ONLINE AT THE GREENWICH TIME FOR A WEEK NOW.
THE GREENWICH TIME 'S ONLINE READERS ARE PERPLEXED AT WHY HUNTER INSISTS ON PUBLISHING THIS LETTER TO THE EDITOR OVER AND OVER, WHILE OTHER LETTERS NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AT THE GREENWICH TIME.
Letters from Readers
Letters to the Editor
Hamas' acts have produced the situation in Gaza
The Advocate Staff
Posted: 01/16/2009 09:06:57 AM EST
To the editor:It's like "Alice In Wonderland"! Up is down; left is right. So who is to blame for the present Gaza situation? There are vocal demonstrators insisting Israel is to blame. Let's look at the situation realistically .....
11/20/09 HEARST NEWSPAPER EDITORS 'MISSING' AT THE GREENWICH TIME: Is Bruce Hunter Drowning At The Sinking Ship, AKA, The USS Green Kitty Liter Liner
Where's Bruce Hunter And
Online Readers At The Greenwich Time Wonder If
Just when you thought things couldn't get more bizarre at the Greenwich Time....
Chaos reigns at the Greenwich Time, where new Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter and his top two lieutenants have not updated the papers online Opinion pages since last Thursday January 15th - sparking rumors that they me feuding with their corporate owners at Hearst Newspapers.
On Friday January 16th a Stamford Advocate editorial was posted online at the Greenwich Time and it has remained there for the last five days.......
9:56 AM On 01/22/08
When Greenwich Roundup Types;
The Greenwich Time Listens......
If majority Democrats in the state General Assembly aren't going to change state law to defer action on arbitrated state employee contracts, then they must take up-or-down votes on the 11 pacts that are expected to come before them during this session. Full Story
THE GREENWICH TIME'S ONLINE READERS STILL ARE ASKING: "Where The Hell Is Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter And The "LOCAL" And "HARD HITTING" Editorial ???????''
The state of Connecticut is facing a fiscal crisis unlike any it has ever seen. Since the writing of your Jan. 8 editorial, we have learned that the deficit in the current fiscal year is likely to grow another $900 million or more when we have fully accounted for quarterly estimated income tax payments due Jan. 15. Those revenue shortfalls are likely to result in an $8 billion to $10 billion deficit over the next two years.
There are no quick-fix solutions to this crisis. The only way we are going to overcome this budget crisis and get our local economy moving again is by fundamentally reinventing state government: consolidating government agencies and legislative committees; finding more efficient and cost-effective ways to provide social services; maintaining current tax rates and vastly reducing the size of state government.
This is the opportunity within the challenge we face: By putting aside partisan politics and getting to work together, we have the opportunity to redefine state government and build a prosperous future for the state of Connecticut. There is not a moment to lose.
L. Scott Frantz
The writer is state senator from the 36th District.
WHEN GREENWICH ROUNDUP TYPES:
THE GREENWICH TIME REALLY LISTENS.....
Sixteen Seconds Earlier Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Put Up Another Letter To The Greenwich Time Editor.
No One In Town Can Recall The Last Time The Greenwich Time Put Up Two Online Letter To The Editor Posts In One Day !!!!
Posted: 01/22/2009 10:28:11 AM EST
Thank you, President Bush. Thank you, Congressman Shays. For seven years you have kept us safe from another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, saving countless Americans from death and injury.
In the hours, days, weeks and months after the devastating attacks in New York and Virginia, people worldwide expected additional attacks on American soil. Yet there was not a single one.
Whether or not it is high on lists of American priorities in polls today, whether or not it is a central part of a political campaign, whether or not liberal commentators dismiss it with the condescending phrase of "they played the terrorism card," terrorism is the overarching issue of our time.
The Bush record will be debated for decades or more, and history will render a final judgment. But no one can dispute the success our president and our congressman have had because of their relentless determination to protect America. They succeeded wildly beyond expectations anyone had in the fall of 2001. We all owe them a debt of gratitude.
As they succeeded, the Democrats and liberal news media turned on President Bush with a voraciousness against a president not seen since the attacks on Abraham Lincoln. Yet they too live in relative normalcy today because of the safety Mr. Bush's and Mr. Shays' policies have provided.
As they leave office, President Bush and Congressman Shays should be rightly proud of their success and the apparatus they have left in place to protect America. It is now up to Mr. Obama and Mr. Himes to use that apparatus effectively. All Americans hope that they will have the same relentless determination as Mr. Shays and Mr. Bush.
If they succeed, they will be rightly praised. If they fail they must be held accountable.
Edward D. Dadakis