Thursday, July 26, 2012

Highland News tells the victim’s side of the story

Last week the Highland News stuffed up big time with an insensitive comment concerning a local man who appeared in court after an incident in which a girl was badly burnt with scalding water. A shitestorm of comment from dozens of Nairn residents directed towards the Highland News appeared on the paper’s website and Facebook page. The newspaper allowed the comments to remain online for 2-3 days and then deleted them.

This week, no doubt after reflecting on the error of their ways, they have published the victim’s side of the story, including a graphic picture of Heather Dooley’s injuries. Well done the Highland News for that, but on balance, this observer feels that overall you have lost a few readers in Nairn. More in this week’s edition of the Highland News.