The “Ethical” Journalist

Yet another utterly predictable diatribe from Les Reid in today’s Coventry Telegraph. This “ethical” journalist doesn’t tell people that these attacks never started until immediately after I gave a story to a rival Mathew Bates at the Coventry Observer, he doesn’t say that his behaviour on Twitter became totally intrusive, barging into an amicable serious debate about press reform with another journalist Warren Manger in order to disrupt it.

The government, with cross party support, has set up the Leveson inquiry into the press, all MPs and all citizens are entitled to their views, Les Reid clearly thinks and indeed has said that I am not! I have two choices, cave in to these attempts to intimidate and gag or continue to tell people what is going on here. I chose to do the latter.

He shouldn’t abuse his position at the newspaper to run repeat vindictive articles, but he clearly thinks he should. This is not ethical journalism.


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