And David Leigh still tries to con the public

My, even ‘Johnny on the spot’ Guido Fawkes has caught up with the changing story about the Milly Dowler phone hacking story.

The Guardian’s David Leigh, not for the first time in his career, is under pressure about his part in the ‘nothing to do with us’ piece in Saturday’s Graun.  This is what the self regarding snake had to say on Twitter in response to disquiet at this reversal of narrative, which of course formed the central plank in the assault on the News of the World…

Good journalism?

Let’s see.  Curiously, the story Leigh co-authored at the weekend maintained the NotW probably did delete Milly Dowler’s voicemails.  However, even more curiously, Leigh’s ‘good journalism’ failed to mention anything about the fact the police had accessed Milly’s voicemail inbox as part of their investigation – before the NotW even had her number – and may have been responsible for deleting all her messages.

Perhaps a sign of good journalism at the Guardian is telling people half the story in order to perpetuate, by innuendo, the myth that they retailed repeatedly over months as part of their effort to bring down the Murdochs.

4 Responses to “And David Leigh still tries to con the public”


  1. 1 Brian H 12/12/2011 at 10:38 am

    DL wouldn’t know good journalism if it bit him on the bupkiss. Which it certainly would.

  2. 2 Rereke Whakaaro 12/12/2011 at 10:47 am

    Really AM: “… self regarding snake …”?

    Snakes are actually quite nice creatures, and will avoid trouble if at all possible. Not at all like Mr Leigh, whom nobody holds in any regard.

  3. 3 Sam Duncan 12/12/2011 at 3:04 pm

    David Leigh eats babies.

  4. 4 Sam Duncan 12/12/2011 at 3:04 pm

    Oh, no, hang on. Turns out he doesn’t.

    That’s good journalism, right there.


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