Sue Ramsey, a clarification and apology…

It’s been a tumultuous week in Northern Irish politics. And whilst I’m prepared to stand over most things we write here, I don’t mind taking correction in the interests of truth and accountability.

Late last week I received a letter from Sue Ramsey pointing to an ambiguous section of text in my first post on the Spotlight programme. I’ve since amended that section so as to make it absolutely clear that Ms Ramsey was not one of those whose names appeared to the writ moved to close the programme down.

It was not my intention to suggest that Ms Ramsey had taken the writ against the programme. And I apologise if it caused her any distress at what is clearly a difficult time for her.

Sometimes we do get things wrong. But if we’re to stand over the play the ball not the man ethic of the site it has to include me as well as all of those commenting on the site. I hope this is taken in the good faith in which it is offered.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty