Aurora Banner Clarifies Their Coverage
Posted by auroracitizen on October 20, 2011
Kudos to the Aurora Banner for quickly responding to comments about inaccurate information in their recent coverage of the Morris lawsuit discontinuance.
An online story appeared which indicated the lawsuit alleged that comments made by the 3 named defendants had defamed council and staff.
The banner was quick to correct the story after it was pointed out their facts were incorrect with the following Editors Note: This is a corrected version of a previous story. The source of the allegedly defamatory comments has been amended.
The case revolved around whether or not comments made by anonymous bloggers on a local issues blog were defamatory toward staff and council. The suit alleged Mr. Hogg moderated the blog and Ms Bishenden was a former moderator, while Mr. Johnson was a frequent poster. The suit does not allege Mr. Hogg, Ms Bishenden or Mr. Johnson made any defamatory comments themselves.
This is a sensitive issue within the Aurora community so it is essential that the facts presented are correct.
You can read the full article here.
Not sure whether the article was changed before it went to print, so a correction may be necessary there as well.