Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hidden gems

I enjoyed watching Steven Byers, Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt being stitched up on Dispatches last night. They are three of the most patronising and vapid relics of New Labour at its most joyless. But as David Hepworth says here, it was a proper stage managed stripe up. Every edit, every angle was designed to show them in the worst possible light.

In a previous life I tried to dig into this murky world. I'll try and dig out the magazine.

1 comment:

Michael Walters said...

I share David Hepworth's unease about this kind of journalism, which is a little too close to News of the World fake sheikh-dom for my taste. On the other hand, I think Roy Hattersley in today's Guardian says everything that needs saying about the three in question. In my view, it couldn't have happened to three more deserving cases. Except possibly Charles Clarke.