Hiding the truth is not media’s job

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  • Hear, hear; in a time when the ever-multiplying ranks of the legal press are becoming ever more sycophantic law firm advertisers and apologists for the excesses of the industry rather than investigating them; and the more caustic edge of some legal observers is becoming softened and more passive with time, it's good to know some journos are still prepared to make partners 'choke on their cornflakes' in the morning. Long may it continue.

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  • Does anyone really want to go back to the Jimmy Savile era where no one said anything about what was going on?

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  • Just seen this and have circulated to former colleagues and victims. Of course no-one ever wanted to hide the truth. But it's embarrassing to see the publication try to appeal to circulation by sinking into the tabloid nastiness that Levenson is all about, and then denying that it does anything other than uncover "the truth.

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  • The editor shamelessly made clear to her "inferiors" that good journalism has to be sold, and sold by whatever you can get away with. Searching out the facts or the truth? Don't be funny – that can't be allowed to get in the way of base titillation that might increase coverage. Not all of us wanted to be channelled into this mindset.

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  • Interesting inside track folks. Anyway, no-one would willingly have much to do with some of these people if we could avoid dealing with them.

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  • We all got the pressure to push circulation. But "hiding the truth"? First you have to have an incorruptible interest in always seeking it out, even if it means that the story is no longer a tabloid sale. That is the price of being entitled to prattle on about publishing the truth. She doesn't get it dopey.

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  • If we actually liked them a bit more then maybe they would be more reasonable than doing their tabloid stuff (alongside lots of good contributions it has to be said). But how do you like them??

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  • Like them! If I had the same morals as her and the people who have to swallow those values I would make my own views clear – but I don't think its right for any of you to come out with this stuff which is obviously trying to damage or hurt, if you can't tell us who you are. Just don't hit the anonymous button. Seemples.

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