Apol­ogy

The Glengarry News - - News -

In the Oc­to­ber 17 edi­tion of

The News, Dean MacGil­livray was quoted in an ar­ti­cle on the death of Glen­garry Dis­trict High School stu­dent Josh Seguin. When he made the com­ments, Mr. MacGil­livray was un­aware that his words were to be pub­lished. In our Oc­to­ber 24 edi­tion,

The News apol­o­gized to Mr. MacGil­livray.

How­ever, Mr. MacGil­livray was dis­sat­is­fied with that apol­ogy.

He as­serts that read­ers must know that the quote in ques­tion was not ac­tu­ally a ver­bal state­ment, but in fact a pri­vate text mes­sage sent to a per­son other than The News Sports Ed­i­tor Sean Bray, who wrote the ar­ti­cle, ob­vi­ously as­sum­ing that Mr. MacGil­livray had au­tho­rized his quote to be pub­lished.

Mr. MacGil­livray never ac­tu­ally spoke to him for the ar­ti­cle. Mr. MacGil­livray con­tends The

News must ac­knowl­edge that the in­clu­sion of the quote, which in­cluded a pro­fan­ity, was also a “lit­tle tone-deaf,” con­sid­er­ing the na­ture of the in­ci­dent at the heart of the ar­ti­cle. “It was dis­re­spect­ful on top of be­ing un­eth­i­cally sourced,” says Mr. MacGil­livray.

Again, The News apol­o­gizes.

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