The newspaper was hit by a widespread boycott in its readership area - and it hurt them badly.
So much for the doctrine of shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater. Particularly when there was not even smoke to be detected.
Sure, the damage was done - but the newspaper managed to do themselves almost as much damage as well.
Stupidity is the one crime the Universe never allows to go unpunished.
Actually they are not apologetic at all.
They are complying with the "spirit" of the new NY law that was part of the gun grabbing bill that just passed. In addition, they said 27 days was sufficient for everyone to read it anyway.
The editors of this paper would probably be willing to lose all its readers in the name of secular socialism. The mainstream media has shown that they are willing to die a slow death rather than change and offer more balanced reporting.