A week ago, the SKWAWKBOX reported on the Murdoch Times using a decision by IPSO (the so-called Independent Press Standards Organisation) on a complaint made about smears in the Mail and S*n to attack this blog’s credibility. IPSO is funded and run by the mainstream press to create what has been called ‘the illusion of reform’ – Mail editor Paul Dacre is its recent chair.
That attack has now been repeated and intensified across the right-wing press including, yesterday, Murdoch’s S*n.
Ironically but unsurprisingly, the attack is itself fake news – fake news that hints at a certain desperation.
The news is fake because it cherry-picks parts of the decision and fails to mention the fact of IPSO’s funding and management in order to treat the organisation – which is not Leveson-compliant – as an independent and official arbiter.
It omits, for example, the fact that the Mail – whose…
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