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'An influential activist' - The Guardian

'Iain Dale, without the self loathing' - Matthew Fox in The New Statesman

You are a tinker...' - Tim Farron

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Has The Sun lost it's moral compass, or is someone standing next to it with a large magnet?

First off, in case you haven't seen an image of today's Sun front page, here's a link to an image of it. Don't worry, it's not a link to The Sun itself. Today of all days, I wouldn't want to give them the traffic.

No doubt the editor and the team responsible are patting themselves on the back about having proved Goirdon Brown 'wrong'. And I've read that at the time they ran the original story, it was described by people in the newsroom as a 'cracking exclusive' or words to that effect.

So, The Sun: let me make my position on this particular story clear - and remember I'm no fan of Gordon Brown.

It makes no odds to me that you obtained this story legally.

I don't care that you didn't hack or blag Gordon Brown and his family's medical records to get your information.

I think it's disgraceful that you exploited a little boys illness to sell more papers.

I don't think there is any justification of public interest in running this story.

And finally, you trying to take the moral high ground this morning makes you look totally ridiculous.


  1. There's also the subtle fact that NI isn't denying any of Brown's other charges.