How the Guardian works: Alan Rusbridger passes the buck on Julie Burchill
HOW the Guardian newspaper works. Observer editor John Mulholland’s weak decision to censor an article by Julie Burchill reached the attention of Alan Rusbridger, the editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media. Having deemed the piece by the riling journalistic firebrand fit for publication, the Observer saw a few comments calling it offensive, and erased it. So much for sticking up for your writers. So much for free speech.
But what did the man in charge, the editor-in-chief do an outraged readers told him about the article? He tweeted:
It’s actually an Observer piece.
Yep. It is. Rusbridger is the Observer’s editor-in-chief.
Pass the buck…