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How the Guardian works: Alan Rusbridger passes the buck on Julie Burchill

by | 23rd, January 2013

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…



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