Sunday, May 10, 2015

Spoiled papers: the strange disappearance of Peter Hitchens


I noticed the absence from the MoS early last Sunday; Steerpike joined in on Wednesday; no explanation. Now it's non-happened again.

"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action," said Goldfinger.

If it turns out that the country's most-read newpaper has censored one of our most famous and independent-minded commentators, we have breached a new lower limit in peacetime.

We're already the subject of comment in the USA - see Zero Hedge's "Britain: A Functioning Democracy It's Not" (8 May) - and Peter Jukes has analysed the gross partisanship of the British Press.

Perhaps it's not just the Left that muzzles dissent.


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Paddington said...

Perhaps? Have you ever seen Fox News?

Sackerson said...

JD writes:

... you should have added this to your post about the disappearance of Hitchens,P -

That one is dated Friday 8th and nothing either yesterday or today so looks like he has been replaced -

The piece you highlight by Pete Jukes is interesting and rather disturbing. All those who are screaming for the abolition of the BBC really ought to be looking more closely at who owns our newspapers.

A K Haart said...

‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Blogger,
Knocking on the virtual door;

Wolfie said...

I'm not keen on the prospect of walking away from FPTP, it prevents weak coalition governments; usually.

This mess is a hangover from the Labour years and their partisan adjustments to the electoral boundaries.

This government should simply revisit them, preferably without the help of a Common Purpose drone.