The hypocrisy of The Guardian called out

There is nothing quite so breathtaking as the hypocrisy and sanctimony of the left wing. More so if they are leftwing media.

Toby Young calls out The Guardian.

Sir David Frost has rightly been lauded by the obituarists, with all of them singling out the famous television interview in which he extracted a mea culpa from President Nixon over Watergate. No less a source than the Guardian described this as “his greatest journalistic coup”.

But hang on a minute. Nixon was a former public official whom Frost paid for the story. Indeed, it was precisely because Nixon was paid by Frost’s production company that the American television networks refused to distribute the programme, dismissing the whole enterprise as “checkbook journalism”. Why, then, wasn’t Frost arrested as part of Operation Elveden, the police investigation into journalists who’ve paid officials for stories?

As of 24th April 2013, 62 people had been arrested as part of this police investigation, many of them journalists accused of paying public officials or former public officials. If that’s against the law, as the police seem to think, why didn’t Frost have his collar felt? 

Was it because Sir David, unlike most of the journalists who’ve been arrested, didn’t work for The Sun? The Guardian has been leading the charge against the News International employees who’ve been targeted by the police as part of Operation Elveden and Operation Weeting. Perhaps Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger would like to explain why paying a former Ministry of Defence official for a story is morally reprehensible, but paying an ex-President for a story is a “great journalistic coup”.

A very good point raised there.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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