Spike confesses: it doesn’t know the policy of the Edinburgh Evening News when it comes to removing comments made on its website.
So perhaps comment number 32 – alongside a story (here) yesterday about a mother of triplets accusing her local bus company of discrimination by allowing only two of her babies to travel for free – may have been deleted by now.
Though it can hardly be described as anything than gentle ribbing…..
“That Evening News agenda in full:
“08.00: Drag Gibbo out of the pub and sit him in front of his typewriter. Find his diary so he can remember who gave him last night’s free meal/drinks and give them a mention.
“08.30: Skim through the dailies looking for stories to nick.
“09.00: Review all the photos of the current councillors and pick out the worst three. Send Roden and Ferguson off to make something up about them.
“09.30: Send copy off to print.
“10.00: Ring up people blamed in the made-up stories for their right of reply.
Comment: Obviously a poster who doesn’t know the Evening News that well – Ferguson jumped ship to the Hootsmon more than a year ago. Considering there are plenty of “lazy journalism” rants on the EN comments, how about giving this one a “lazy poster” tag instead? Adrian.
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