Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Leveson Inquiry : A Cover-Up And A Whitewash !

Earlier this week, prolific blogger Paul 'Guido Fawkes' Staines was summoned before the Leveson Inquiry on the British media hacking scandal. He posted a draft of a statement by the former Prime Minister Tony Blair's Communications Director, Alastair Campbell, and was ordered to remove it from his blog. Here is what he has to say on the matter:

Protecting confidential sources is crucial to the functioning of a free press. Be in no doubt that the freedom of the press is under attack in Britain. The political class are getting revenge for being exposed as expense fiddling fraudsters.

Celebrities like Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan are angry for revenge because their misbehaviour has been making the tabloid front pages.

The rich and the powerful want a privacy law to shield their wrong doing from being exposed.

They are exploiting widespread revulsion at the hacking of murdered young Milly Dowler’s mobile phone and other tabloid excesses to advance press regulation.

On Friday, I spoke with a London broadsheet journalist about having obtained Campbell’s draft evidence.

To my surprise he told me “we have it already”. On Monday, in the course of being interviewed about the summons by another journalist from a rival London broadsheet newspaper, he told me that he personally knew one journalist to whom Alastair Campbell himself had emailed the draft “weeks ago” for their more

UTTER hypocrites - CAMPBELL's statement cached on the Internet from MP Tom Watson's here