Perhaps the least edifying aspect of the News of the World saga has been the sanctimonious fervour of the liberal-left wallowing in a stew of its own self-righteousness. We’ve had more than a whiff of this putrescent cant here at Telegraph blogs.
Two days ago my colleague David Hughes made the perfectly unexceptionable – and indeed true – point that the media campaign had been orchestrated to a frenzied pitch by the BBC and the Guardian, partly to have a go at David Cameron, partly to have a dig at their Murdoch nemesis. To read some of the comments below you’d think he’d called for the beatification of Uday Hussain.
It was the same yesterday when Toby Young wrote a thoughtful piece in defence of tabloid journalism. Having acknowledged…
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