By Sir Alaric Wolstenholme McAndrew V, Crowndon Minister of Information Distribution
30/6/282- It is with heavy heart that I must report to faithful readers of the Gazette that the number one source for news in Crowndon and around the Triumvirate has been placed under investigation by the Crown. The investigation comes as the result of several seditious comments made while reporting on this year’s Industry and Innovation Conference.
The purpose of the investigation is to root out the source of the corruption which lead to claims of the Crown overstepping its bounds during certain presentations. We aim to decide whether the beliefs expressed were those of the entire Blackwood Gazette staff, or merely those of the individual reporting on the Conference. That such opinions were even printed, however, suggests that the Gazette’s Editor in Chief, Maurice Merchant, is complicit at best with those beliefs. At worst, he is the source. Which would be a shame. As such, we will also be looking into problematic statements published throughout Mister Merchant’s time as editor, and their weight will be considered in making our final decision.
Rest assured, dear readers, that I, Sir Alaric Wolstenholme McAndrew V, the Crowndon Minister of Information Distribution, will keep you informed of updates concerning the fates of Mister Merchant and his staff. I am pleased to say that one staff member, one Mister Chester Seaton, has been interviewed and cleared of any and all wrong doing and proven to be a Crowndon Man of the highest caliber and most noble character. He will continue to report on the state of Imperial affairs as much as one man is able.
Have a Good Day, Dear Crowndon. Our Best Times Are Still Ahead of Us.