Another day, another Guardian scoop by Amelia Hill of an arrest of another former News of the World journalist in the ‘phone hacking’ investigation. Another example of the Guardian publishing information apparently not available to other outlets. Another failure of the rest of the media and the public to ask how this clique of Guardian journalists manages to learn about police activities before they are made public.
The give away is in the BBC’s write up of the story:
Will the Guardian reveal how police information always seems to find its way to David Leigh, Nick Davies and Amelia Hill before anyone else? Or will they continue to hide behind the ‘we’ve done nothing illegal and we always protect our sources’ line?
Who at the Metropolitan Police are Leigh, Davies and Hill in touch with? There is a smell surrounding this that only gets stronger – unless one puts their head in the sand.