Wednesday, February 08, 2012

A champion of truth and honesty?

I see the slippery eel Alastair Campbell has won himself a wedge from the defunct News of the World because he was allegedly a victim of phone hacking back in the day.

“This has never been about the money,” he declares, promising to redistribute his new wealth to various lucky winners including the Labour Party.

Fair enough but then he goes on to claim he is using his public position to fight on behalf of the little people to change the media culture.

You know, the culture which he exploited as a reporter and then as a Government apologist. Indeed, the culture which permits charlatans and loathsome hypocrites to sex-up dodgy dossiers and lead his country into a war based on lies of the kind a tabloid hack never thinks twice about spinning up in the name of a decent headline.

Alastair “never let the facts get in the way of a good story” Campbell is the last person who should be given any credibility as a champion of liberty, truth and honesty.

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