However there is a story on the Herald's website today that we feel we must comment on. Under the headline "Love on hold for David Bain", the story, written by one Joseph Barratt begins thus:
David Bain has made a conscious decision to put love on hold until his new murder trial finishes, says his former flatmate and friend Deborah Read.
This is nothing but a "puff-piece", but more dangerously, it pre-supposes whatever verdict the trial jury may reach when the case is finally handed to them. We wonder whether this story was written on the initiative of the Herald on Sunday, or if it is the work of Bain's support team. Reflections such as these are also of concern:
During that time, Read said, she realised how much the public never saw of the real David Bain.
"All you would see in the news or the papers was a stressed, stern face as he walked into court," she said. "The David I know is a relaxed, funny, loveable guy."
"He's the same as everyone. When he has finished the day he just wants to put his feet up."
Are we reading too much into this, or are stories such as this intended to portray David Bain as just your normal guy. To write that "He's the same as everyone" is patently untrue - "everyone" is not on trial for five murders.
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