The Indy's editor has been making some curious statements about Leveson and The Guardian:
The Leveson Inquiry into press standards is “deeply flawed”, according to the editor of The Independent.
Chris Blackhurst has also claimed that “if the Guardian had actually realised how to work a mobile phone” the inquiry would never have been set up.
“They thought it was journalists who were deleting messages on Milly Dowler’s phone – it wasn’t, they just happened to be deleted as time went on,” he said at a City University debate held in association with Press Gazette last night.
“I know it was bad her phone was hacked – but it was the feeling that her parents thought that their daughter might still be alive because her messages were being deleted that was the bit that really pulled at the heartstrings," he said.
“I can’t defend and won’t defend some of the things that journalists have done, but if we set up an inquiry right now into the ethics of the food industry, or the ethics of the transport industry, or the ethics of medicine, we’d be sitting forever and all sorts of horrors would be revealed,” he said.
“If that stops society will be poorer,” he said, adding that if the new system of regulation goes anywhere near Parliament the press “could be in for a very torrid time”.
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