The Sun cites Hillsborough as evidence for a free and fair Press (irony overload)
IN “If MPs seize the presses it is YOU who will lose out” Trevor Kavanagh, the Sun’s Associate Editor, writes in support of a “truly free Press” that “protects the interests of all parties”. He’s right. A free press comes with no “buts…”. We should not have an elite telling us what and what is not in the public interest, checking journalists’ work before it goes to print.
Investigative journalism would die if all Leveson’s proposals are implemented.
When you have a story to tell, and all avenues are closed by an elite, you turn to the press.
But then Kavanagh somewhat loses the thrust. You don’t have to dislike the Sun and the tabloids to see the problem with his presented evidence for a free press:
Without a free Press, we will suffer ever more suffocating bureaucracy and more undiscovered corruption in our public life. Think of the Hillsborough cover-up…
PS – he also omits to note how a free press enabled the Guardian to expose phone hacking in low places.