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Imogen Thomas Super-Injunction: Everyone In Jail By Tea Time

by | 22nd, May 2011

WHAT front-page news on the alleged Premier League footballer who took out an alleged super-injunction to prevent media interest in his alleged affair with Imogen Thomas ?

Well, having obtained a High Court order asking Twitter to reveal details of users who had revealed his identity (but is it him?), the papers report:

Sunday Times (front page): “D’oh! Radio 4 unmasks player”

However, the footballer’s move prompted an avalanche of online publicity, with thousands of Twitter users repeating his name.

The trend was reinforced yesterday when Today, BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs programme, appeared accidentally to identify the footballer when a guest blurted out his first name during an interview.

While the BBC sought to play down the affair, the comments were picked up and broadcast all over the internet — including in tweets by at least two of the corporation’s own journalists.

After the blunder, a highprofile BBC correspondent wrote on Twitter that the guest had “got just one syllable into breaking the footballer super-injunction”.

BBC staff were among those to name and refer to the footballer in other tweets on Friday and yesterday.

One senior broadcast journalist at the BBC named a footballer in three messages and dropped several hints about CTB’s identity, as well as making a sarcastic reference to the player as a “family man”.

Daily Mail (front page): “TV STAR FIRST TO FACE JAIL OVER TWEETS”.

Is this a form of rape, Ken Clarke to have the law place a hand over your mouth to prevent you from moving and speaking freely? Is it justice to have the alleged truth

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