Wednesday, March 15, 2006

No Censorship Here!

Latest news from the Telegraph: editor Sarah Sands, what placed the article that shall not be named, has been given the ol' heave ho.

Yes, indeed, Mr Liberal, her tenure was not one of unparalled achievement, but to repeat the point I made originally, if this happened in any other context and in any other industry, the media would be all over it. The firing of an editor (very) shortly after the publication of a controversial article about Islam certainly comes under the aegis of the media's favourite phrase 'the appearance of impropriety', all the more so when there appears to be a fatwa against mentioning these two incidents in the same article. To use another of these favourite phrases: just what is it they’ve got to hide ?

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