Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hacking Scandal

The manner in which certain newspaper titles have acquired their information - scoops - has been unethical and reprehensible.

Journalists employed by such titles must be under extreme pressure to produce sensational results, thereby generating massive sales figures; and, in turn, providing such publications with an advantage - or edge - over their rivals.

It is inconceivable that the proprietorship of such titles has been completely unaware of  the circumstances.

Ignorance, let alone negligence, of the Law is no excuse.

It remains to be seen whether there shall be any sustained boycott, or lack of support, for the titles involved. People, and those who support newspapers through advertising, have a habit of returning to them after a period.

Personally, I seldom buy any newspaper at all nowadays because I obtain news from other media, including the Internet.


Anonymous said...

If you're looking for news on a Sunday, the newspaper in question would be last on my list.

Anonymous said...

Tim, don't pretend you're not tapping the phones of the local Irish-tocracy! VC

Timothy Belmont said...

Belmont has the ways and the means. ;-)

John Self said...

Peter Oborne has written a couple of wonderful columns in the Telegraph about the scandal and the reflection on our political masters.