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Rebekah Brooks: The Sun remembers that prejudicial reporting hurts lives (Murat, Jefferies and Shoesmith might laugh)

by | 16th, May 2012

SO. How does the Sun (prop. Rupert Murdoch; former ed. Rebekah. Brooks; current ed. Dominic Mohan hired by former New International Chief Exec. Brooks and Murdoch) report on the news that Rebekah Brooks has been charged with three counts of perverting the course of justice in light of the Met’s investigation into phone hacking? Answer: on page 12. The headline tells Sun readers:

“‘SCAPEGOAT FURY AS BROOKS IS CHARGED'”

Compare that, if you will, to the Sun’s headline when Cheis Jefferies was wrongfulyl arrested in connection with the murder of Joanna Yeates:

“THE STRANGE MR JEFFERIES”

His protestations of innocence were deemed unworthy of a headline.

Chris Jefferies won libel anges for the Sun’s attack on his good name. It was appalling. The Sun  went for him, quoting a former pupils at Clifton College , where Mr Jefferies had taught:

“He was very flamboyant. We were convinced he was gay. “You didn’t want him to come near you.”

The Sun told readers:

* Mr Jefferies was also famous for his utter dislike of sports. At boarding schools, teachers often referee rugby or football matches but not him.

* “He was a stickler for discipline and very traditional. He used to get very angry and shout and throw books and pens across the room. He kept repeating words in an odd way.”

One day on from that and the Sun had more bile:

* The former student said eccentric English teacher Jefferies made them watch films about Nazi death camps and scared some children with his macabre fascination. He added: “Jefferies just wanted to show us death. He was obsessed with it.”

* Neighbours have speculated that Jefferies was gay. But the woman, who has now left Bristol, said: “I thought he was bisexual. I felt he liked to control women and he was

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