To the editor,
OK guys, very scary photo on the January 25 cover. Do you realize how many of your newspaper dispensers and racks are at eye-level for toddlers and children, and being all over town—at library entrances, on the street, near bus stops, parking lots, cafes—they can very easily be seen by children. My child has had nightmares since Thursday because I did not know I needed to run and shield her dear little eyes from the Coast rack before she happened to gaze at that monster and become instilled with great fear, notwithstanding my "but it's probably a nice monster" explanation. I saw a guy outside a cafe the next day stuck at the self-same dispenser, trying to hide the picture from his child while they waited in the street. It may be a cool or interesting image and be pertinent to your feature, but it was a bit heavy for the front cover...in fact, it actually scared the shite out of me too.
By M. MacDonald