More Guardian hypocrisy surfaces

Journalist Iain Hepburn writes the False Doorway blog.  He has been ploughing a lonely furrow of his own concerning the dubious activities of another part of the Guardian News & Media (GNM).

His efforts in chasing down an explanation from the Observer’s owners about breaches of data protection rules through ‘blagging’ by that paper have resulted in a response from GNM’s Managing Editor.   As Iain explains on his blog:

Regular readers of False Doorway may well remember a piece I did a few weeks ago, at the height of the phone hacking scandal, challenging Guardian News and Media to explain the breaches of data protection rules cited with regards to the Observer by the Information Commissioner in the What Price Privacy Now report, and then-editor Roger Alton’s admissions in the aftermath of the matter.

Without any sense of irony, the response Iain received yet again underlines the utter hypocrisy at the heart of the core business of the Guardian Media Group. One rule for the Guardian stable of papers, one for everyone else.  Read GNM’s response in full and Iain’s assessment of it on False Doorway.

Strange how GNM always rediscovers a sense of propriety when asked to comment about its own wrongdoing.  So much for the values of CP Scott that GMG parades on its website.  Values more honoured in the breach than the observance, clearly.

2 Responses to “More Guardian hypocrisy surfaces”


  1. 1 Load of Balls 20/08/2011 at 6:29 pm

    Why the hell aren’t you going after the shady financials of GMG who used a loan made by this group to pay into the Guardian to make it look profitable and pay Rushbridger a bonus.

    Its the same a southern cross

  2. 2 Brian Hall 21/08/2011 at 12:23 am

    “Values” are what a) we want other people to follow, &/or b) what we want other people to take for granted that we follow.

    They are NOT to be enforced on us!
    _____
    The above translation is provided free of charge.


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