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Leveson Inquiry: Sun editor Dominic Mohan, Cheryl Carter and Ryan Giggs

by | 10th, January 2012

DOMINIC Mohan, the Sun editor, made a showing at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards. The Inquiry was triggered by the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the Sun’s sister organ, The News of the World .

Dominic Mohan was made successor to Rebekah Brooks as Sun editor in 2009. Brooks and her PA Cheryl Carter have been arrested as part of Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan police’s investigation into phone hacking. Carter was up until late 2011 the Sun’s beauty editor.

Rebekah Brooks has denied knowledge of or involvement in any criminal activity at the  News of the World . But did ahe help her crew? One former News of the World reportedly stated:

“I will never forget her look of utter bewilderment at the suggestion that she should have resigned. If she had done the right and obvious thing, more than 200 people might still have jobs. And seven million people might still have their favourite Sunday paper.”

The Sun reports Mohan’s appearance at Leveson with the headline:

“SUN Campaigns are hailed by Leveson”

Really? Lord Justice Leveson is quoted:

“I think it’s extremely important to emphasise the positive as well as be aware of the negative. Nobody should think because we have an inquiry focusing on concerns which represent the negative it’s not a very important part of the job to balance that with the positives, examples of which you have just provided.”

Indeed it is. But Leveson did not single out the Sun for any special praise. We know this because we can watch the entire process on the internet.

Mohan turns the matter of naming Ryan Giggs as the Imogen Thomas shagger and gagger long after the Manchester United sex cheat’s name had been made known on the internet. Mohan says his heart sank when the Sun announced on its front page It’s Ryan Giggs long after anyone with any interestt in the super-injunction farce already knew it was Giggsy .

Says Mohan:

“One thing I would ask is that there’s a level playing field [between the internet and the press] … because it could be a mortal blow to the newspaper industry.”

Which might explain why when the Sun has used Anorak’s stories in the past it has is failed to included a credit. Because fairness is all.

Mohan says Sun staff know the culture and ethics that I stand by “.

He is then asked about his comments at the Princess Margaret Awards aka the Shaftas as reported by the Guardian in 2002 and still online.

Piers Morgan and Dominic Mohan tried desperately

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