Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lord Leveson Doesn't Understand Irony

From Lord Leveson:

The judge leading the probe into media behaviour threatened to quit after he was publicly criticised by a Cabinet Minister, senior Government sources claimed last night.
Lord Justice Leveson phoned Whitehall’s most senior mandarin and demanded that Education Secretary Michael Gove – who claimed the inquiry had created a ‘chilling atmosphere’ towards freedom of speech – should be gagged. In the angry call to Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, the judge claimed that if Ministers were not silenced, his inquiry, set up to investigate phone-hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, would be rendered worthless.
Silencing ministers is a great way to rebut allegations of assaulting free speech.....

3 comments:

James Higham said...

To them there is no irony.

bamboo investments said...

Part of a general trend towards authoritarianism we've continued to observe over the years.

Liam said...

It sounded more like a hissy-fit ...