Monday, August 20, 2007

Iain Dale breaks a story: Mirror tried to infiltrate CCHQ

Iain Dale has a story that the Daily Mirror tried to put a mole into CCHQ in the form of an undercover journalist. This is pretty reprehensible; a newspaper could make a case for undercover reporting if there was some sort of public interest, but what is the public interest here? Worse than that, how do we know that anything politically useful to the Labour party from the journalists efforts wouldn't have ended up passed to them, regardless of its news value? So, now we have a national newspaper in bed with the government. Do these people think that they have any credibility left? They might as well just change their masthead to Vote Labour.

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