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Trump would bewise to choose his words carefully

    Groper Trump would be wise to choose his words carefully and take heed of those who have gone before him.

In 1995, Jonathon Aitken, Conservative Chief Secretary to the  (British) Treasury, sued the Guardian for  saying bad things about him. All untrue, Aitken said and added: “ If it falls to me  to start a fight to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British  fair play, so be it.”

  Stirring words except that his case against the Guardian collapsed and thus, having lied and perjured himself up to the hilt, he was unable to meet the costs of the case and was declared bankrupt.

Convicted of perjury, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison – where he found God.

Message to Groper Trump:  a loud voice and a blustering manner may work in the playground but don’t mess with the Guardian and Granada TV whose dedication to journalism and to exposing  a corrupt politician carried the day. Bravo!

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Thought you could do without newspapers?

Thought you could do without newspapers? 26/04/2012

If you ever felt that newspapers were redundant, check out brilliant expose of the Murdoch way of doing things, by Harry Evans, in today’s Guardian.
Still not sure, then remember:

1) The Sunday Times Insight team when Harry Evans was ed. Think the Thalidomide investigation.

2) The Guardian’s pursuit of Jonathan Aitken who, when challenged over wrong-doing, responded: “ If it falls to me to start a fight to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play, so be it. I am ready for the fight.” So was the Guardian and guess who ended up in prison?

3) The News of the World (yes, that paper) which exposed match fixing in test cricket.

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