Hacked Off: A Winning Cause

27 10 2012

Beneath the pious headline, “OUR PRESS MUST REMAIN FREE”, Tim Luckhurst receives a generous puff for his new Leveson pamphlet in the Daily Telegraph’s Comment pages. Citing Winston Churchill and the US Constitution and illustrated by a spooky silhouette of a journalist being spied on by CCTV, Luckhurst starts promisingly enough, describing Hacked Off as having “the attributes of a winning cause”, a piece of flattery which is tempting to take out of context, though he swiftly moves on to damn us as “offensive to the principle of free speech”. Read the rest of this entry »