Clinton ‘monster’ story a web winner for Scotsman

THE Scotsman’s website has just clocked up one its most popular visitor rates ever, with over 300,000 page views and almost 600 comments.

It was the taleĀ on Friday, by Gerri Peev, which had an adviser to US presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, calling rival contender, Hillary Clinton, a “monster”, before hastily saying she was speaking off-the-record.

The subsequent publication of the comment – because it was an on-the-record interview – led to Samantha Power resigning.

www.scotsman.com has been going for six years. As of 10.30am yesterday, there were 386,965 page views and 567 comments – making it the third most-read article – written by Scotsman staff, as opposed to agency copy – on the paper’s website, ever.