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Madeleine McCann caused the Daily Express to withdraw from the PCC

AT the Leveson Inquiry Hugh Whittow, editor of the Daily Express, explains why his paper ran the Madeleine McCann story day after day after day…

Steven Baxter hears Whittow say:

“We ran the story because it was a huge story, it was the only story”

Whittow is then asked why the Express withdraw from the PCC:

“Because of the McCanns I think that was a huge problem for us and I think they should have intervened … no one was intervening at all. Everybody had too much leeway, it just went on and on. I don’t blame the PCC. I just think in hindsight they might have been able to intervene and perhaps this will reflect in the body that you set up.”

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Posted: 12th, January 2012 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (6)