Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dear Editors. Why the silence?

It's been a while since I mentioned the Steven Purcell scandal. The information black out is still in force and the story has slipped down the pecking order in the papers, not the papers really said much anyway.

So, why have the newspapers barely touched on the story? It has everything an editor could dream of yet they have been reluctant to run with it, bar the odd grudged headline.

I received an e mail yesterday pointing me in the direction of this story, which contains some interesting pieces,

However despite allegations of drug abuse and widespread corruption in one of the UK’s largest local authorities, press comment has been surprisingly muted in several Scottish newspapers according to some commentators.

Watson told The Drum's editor, Richard Draycott, by email as this article was being researched: “Publish one word about me which is untrue damaging or defamatory and I will sue you and your publication separately.”

Is there anyone in Scotland not connected one way or the other to the story? The mind boggles.


Dark Lochnagar said...

Rab, you've used the same quote twice.

RantinRab said...

I'm sacking that sub editor!

It screwed up when I was composing the post, I thought it had fixed itself.

Cheers for pointing out DL.


Or the holly greig scandal.