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.