Anorak | The Guardian cheered when tabloid journalists were arrested but now laments Leveson

The Guardian cheered when tabloid journalists were arrested but now laments Leveson

by | 20th, September 2013

Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian, arrives at the Levenson enquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday 17, 2012. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

QUOTE  of the year: The Guardian’s director of editorial legal services Gill Phillips was specking at the Protecting the Media conference in the City of London. Said she:

 “What Leveson has come up with is the worst of all worlds…. If anything demonstrates why we do not want a government regulating the press, David Miranda is that. We live in a democratic state and they still did what they did to David Miranda for no good reason at all. It goes back to the whole debate about why we shouldn’t have the state regulating the press.”

That from the paper that cheered when the News of the World was brought down. The Guardian that was quite delighted when tabloid journos were getting their homes raided by police. The Guardian that saw nothing wrong with tabloid writers being arrested. When the Wooden Tops raided the Daily Star’s offices and removed computers and notebooks, did the Guardian complain? No. Bu then the police knocked on its doors and took and destroyed things.

David Miranda is Guardian  Glenn Greenwald’s  partner. He was detained by anti-terrorism police at Heathrow airport, and found

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