The great thing about the truth is that it is often stranger than fiction. Some things just can't be made up. The stories of the Chilean miners rescue, a pop star wearing a dress made of meat, the 2004 Red Sox, the popularity of American Idol; all would be dismissed as too far-flung if presented as fiction. So when we find a Hartford story in that vein we get very excited.
Kenneth Gosselin of The Hartford Courant is reporting that founder and co-publisher of Hartford Magazine Michael Guinan was fired after "financial irregularities" were discovered in the company.
Guinan released a statement stating that the dispute was over "civil accounting differences" and that he was wrongfully terminated. Seriously. Does anyone in the public buy the "accounting differences"guilt? excuse anymore? Isn't that akin to just admitting
Hartford Magazine you say? It does exist. We can report seeing it in a couple offices in the city. Where you would buy an issue we have no idea. Surely Hartford Magazine must be a long-standing publication fighting to stay alive in the rapidly changing publishing world? Nope. According to the Courant, Guinan launched Hartford Magazine in 2003.
So at a time when even the most established print media publication were starting to struggle against online option Guinan's plan was to launch a glossy magazine. About Hartford.
That's not even the best part of the article. The Courant then reports