December 3rd, 2012

Roy Greenslade on Media Accuracy


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    after all this time they still cant spell *Leveson* right, tsk!


  2. 2
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    If Owen Jones doesn’t have an article up tomorrow reminding us of the hundreds of babies being born into poverty, I’m an Eskimo…


  3. 3
    Brent Fraser says:

    Oh the irony….


  4. 4
    Bluto says:

    A willingness to deploy covert surveillance against the public?

    That’s Theresa May and her Snooper’s Bill isn’t it? You know the one being rolled out as part of the Coalition agreement that “We will end the storage of internet and email records without good reason.” That one.


    • 14
      Deep Froat says:

      It seems Theresa May doesn’t do irony…


    • 19
      Billy from Swansea Dockers Club says:

      I told my neighbour to fuck off yesterday when he queried what I was doing with my wheelie bin .

      When the man from the Tv Licensing sent me a letter demanding to know whether I had a TV I phoned him up and told him to fuck off .

      When the bloke came round saying I had note completed the Electoral Roll Form I filled it in urinated on it and put it in his hand .

      When the guy came for the Census form I got the dog to do something with it .

      If Tessie May wants to snoop on me she will be in for a shock I tell you .


      • 55
        T. P. Fuller says:

        Are you the same chap who won “Welsh Charmer of 2011″?


      • 110
        Sally's thoughts sends my eyes on stalks says:

        try againm shall I… “William” Swansea, just tell them all to piss up a rope, as I do, from up the road.


    • 24
      Cameron is something of a muppet says:

      Yes, but her £1.8billion snooper’s system (the one the Cons opposed when they were in opposition, on the correct grounds that it (a) will cost £1.8billion and (b) won’t work and (c) is the stuff of totalitarian regimes) will – apparently – stop all the terrorist attacks that we keep experiencing in this country.

      Over the last ten years, on average, about half as many people are killed every year in terrorist attacks as are killed every day on our roads. So you see, spending £1.8 billion (even if it won’t make the slightest bit of difference) is money well spent.


      • 114
        baz son of baz says:

        yor analisis dos not detale how meny peeple will be killed if the system is not in place tho innit

        maybe yu r mor interlektual than me

        or maybe not


    • 101
      Anonymous says:

      A willingness to deploy deep covert surveillance against the public?

      the abusers just carry on.
      it happen.
      one day someone will say what is the point of living when the erosion of life is endless. is that the way to save human lives?


      • 122
        Silly Sods r Us says:

        When will these stupid bastards that are putting all this in place realise that they too are members of the public and that when the regime changes they will then become victims of their own treachery?


  5. 6
    davidc says:

    as spell check isn’t all it might be maybe a good sub editor is indicated


    • 80
      Your Friendly Neighbourhood Bad-Writing Avoidance Assistance Service says:

      Tell Leveson to employ a sub-editor too; read the quoted excerpt.
      Isn’t acting against the public interest the same as acting in spite of the public interest? How is that not a tautology? Was the Rt Hon Lord Justice trying to say that, even where there may have actually been a public interest to be served by doing a particular story, the press took spiteful advantage of that fact, and overstepped? Then why couldn’t he? We just did! Obviously not the same sort of howler as Guido’s referring to, but still, pretty bad writing. If the rest of the Leveson Report is written like this, it says a lot more about the educational system and the legal profession than it does about transgressions by the press.


  6. 7
    Fatty Pang says:

    I had lunch with Leveson. He does like his oysters. Slurp Slurp


    • 10
      Freddie the Fishmonger says:

      Oysters is good for you .

      They are the staple diet of the working fishermen .

      They go down a treat with Guinness .

      Lambrusco doesn’t count .


      • 76
        Spanish Mammoth Fishing Liner owner says:

        This is agreed. But there are none left down here so we come up your way now.


    • 22
      Sir William W says:

      Kosher oysters? What will they think of next?


    • 115
      baz son of baz says:

      those who lie with shell fish shall be put to death

      i do not kwote exacly form the bible but that is the essence

      funni old werld eh?

      molluscs – the littel basterds!


      • 123
        Yellow peril says:

        Yes, those little buggers gave me jaundice some years ago – which must explain my coloured view of the world since then.

        Cynical? Moi!!?


  7. 8
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    LOL Shes up the duff

    I can see Call me privileged already .

    Hijacked royal wedding to try and get a feel good bounce…failed

    Hijacked Jubilee to try and get a feel good bounce…failed

    Hijacked Olympics to try and get a feel good bounce…failed

    …you know the rest… sorry will fail again.

    PS Guido are you still an Irish national, so nothing to see here…LOL


    • 15
      @Sally Bercow says:

      OMG the streets will be packed with Loons waving flags and I will have to walk amongst them to get to my tax payer funded apartment in the HoC?


    • 50
      None of the above says:

      I see your beloved leader Millibland Intern actually managed a tweet without using the word ‘Brave’


      • 71
        Gooey Blob says:

        With respect to Kate’s pregnancy, Miliband was originally going to call for an enquiry. Then one of the interns took him to one side and explained about the birds and the bees.


        • 95
          The Sleeper says:

          Never quite understood the expression “the birds and the bees”.

          Did someone in distant antiquity think that bees fucked birds (the other way round is simply impossible),and young birds and bees were the result??


    • 102
      Anonymous says:


      lots of love.


    • 103
      Anonymous says:

      olympics was nice…the country knows how to be nice,


  8. 9
    mk270 says:

    Google “Roy Greenslade” and “IRA Army Council”.


  9. 11
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Greenslade is a retarted fuck and he take can his thicko students and jog on.


  10. 12
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Girl = Diana

    Boy = Brian

    Like Guido ( believe me ) I think I’m going to vomit


    • 31
      The Labour Party's Transgender Equality Unit says:

      We do not believe you should be imposing gender-assignments on the unborn human foetus at this stage.


    • 36
      The Labour Party's Transgender Equality Unit says:

      We do not believe you should be imposing gender-assignment on the unborn human humanoid at this stage.

      We suggest ‘Briana’ and to let the small human decide its gender later in life.

      At which point it should be killed because it’s a Royal parasite that oppresses the workers.


  11. 13
    IMHO says:

    I have heard statute, statutory, overseeing but not overseeing and statute does not mean statutory.
    Will nobody FREE of of these odious pricks?


  12. 17
    Tom Fatson says:

    ‘Weeks after Cameron walked into Number 10, Rupert Murdoch, keen to exploit his honeymoon with the Prime Minister, launched a bid to take sole control of BSkyB’ (Tom Watson, Dial M for Murdoch, 2012, p. 122).


    ‘Consideration is also given to whether or note there was an explicit arrangement between Mr Murdoch and any Conservative politician in relation to the handling or outcome of the bid. It is right though to state at the outset that in fact the evidence did not come close to proving any such arrangement.’ (P. 1301 Para 1.9)


    • 23
      Perry Mason says:

      Yes but that is not the same as saying such evidence does not exist .

      It means there was no such evidence in the papers shown to Leveson.


      • 35
        Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

        errrrr Inquiry NOT a trail

        The inquiry was about press behaviour NOT the link between Dave and Me Love You long Time Mongo Murdoch….OK


        • 39
          The Labour Party says:

          Labour are at war with Murdoch. Labour have always been at war with Murdoch.


          • Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

            ‘I will destroy you’.


          • RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

            You did that to the economy, Gordon.


          • The Labour Party, but like really, yeah? says:

            We fucking love Murdoch while he was supporting us, like yeah?

            We were Murdoch’s fucking poodle.

            This lasted until Gordon Brown started spending with borrowed money like a fucking retard on speed and the country realised he had to be put down.

            Get the fucking picture?


      • 106
        Bluto says:

        On a point of order evidence is not spelt S-M-E-A-R.

        Please tell that ghastly blob Watson.


  13. 18
    Sir William W says:

    Perhaps the best solution is for people to grow up and realise that most of the things they read or see every day are untrue, exaggerated or distorted. There is no particular reason why a newspaper, TV channel or blog should be on your side. There is no reason to suppose that people working for the media worry whether what they say is scrupulously accurate and fair. Information comes to us as strict truth, downright lies and every shade of grey in between. ‘Twas ever thus.


  14. 20
    Socialist Workers Party says:

    We’re going to hurl abuse at Kate Middleton for being pregnant! We don’t like the Royals!


  15. 26
    albacore says:

    Ah, but ain’t that guy a university don?
    He must be in the know about this “Levenson”
    Is he warning us of unseen forces at work?
    Don’t say he’s just a plonker who spells like a berk


    • 79
      NE Frontiersman says:

      Maybe a ‘Don’ (see post above) rather than the academic kind. But yes, you’re right, he is also a PWSLaB; the two are quite compatible.


  16. 29
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Being loud mouthed is a socialist disease.
    Tom Watson, Chris Bryant, Medhi bloke, Owen Jones, Alistair Campbell, John Prescott, to name but a few.


  17. 30
    John Page says:

    Too much alcohol with his his eLevensonses


  18. 37
    Kate says:

    Thanks for happy wishes (pukes) everyone has been so kind (pukes into hand)


    • 40
      The Vatican says:

      Topic for tonight: under UK law royal baby can inherit throne if he/she converts to Islam, but not Catholicism


  19. 38
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Does Leveson eat unleavened bread?


  20. 43
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    If money is tight this christmas, then Anthony Worral Thompson recommends shopping at Tesco.


  21. 44
    IMHO says:

    Good job for Blair, Campbell and Co we did not have the resources at that time to conduct a forensic investigation/or even /examination into… you know what…Kelly’s Eyes.


    • 75
      Anonymous says:

      This what makes me sick about Milliband and the rest of the labour halfwits, they have a lot to answer for but they think they have a god given right to be in government. Only 2 1/2 years after truly buggering up the economy, they sit there pontificating, and doing their level best to ruin anything the PM suggests.This isnt opposition, it is pure spite.


  22. 48
    Mandy says:

    Good job for Bclair, Caupbell and Co we did not have the resources at that time to conduct a forensic investigation/or even /examination into… you know what…Kully’s Eyes.
    Naughty words changed in attempt to evade modbot.


  23. 52
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve got gangnam style!


    • 78
      Everyone says:

      You’re certainly a bit PSY


      • 107
        Anonymous says:

        has more energy than psy.chi/

        when it comes to the parasites in society it is better to use the energy of KO. we need to ask the parasites why? when they want more charity from us.


  24. 53
    Raving Loon says:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”


  25. 61
    Sally Bercow says:

    I totes congrats Wills & Katie on baby news. *patriotic* Me and John wish them all best. *excited* If she wants tips on raising kids, she shud tweet me. *cheeky* Serious tho, I luv Wills & Katie. *smiley face* I’m going 2 celebrate. *opens legs bends over dustbin in alley*


  26. 68
    miranda bliar says:

    How much was sally sued for ?


  27. 84
    Mark MacGregor says:

    Slightly ironic given that one of Greenslade’s favourite sons is a man named Phil Gillivan, now named Phil MacGiollabhain- that in itself is a reckless disregard for accuracy. However the aforementioned MacGiollabhain is/was involved in praising, if not being directly involved, in the now discredited Rangers Tax Case Blog. That very much having a blatant disregard for accuracy & honesty.


  28. 89
    Lord Leavenson's earwig says:

    All rise.


  29. 97
    Hoome says:

    My name is Levenson and I insist it was nothing to do with me guv


  30. 98
    I'm Shami Chakrabati and I didn't need to grow a moustache for Movember. says:

    If the Guardian goes bust what paper will i read?


    • 109
      Anonymous says:

      is ashamed shami in a Chakravyuha?
      a situation that she cannot escape from.
      who is pulling her string?

      …she cannot be both for the report and against it….


      • 127
        Miss McCreant says:

        I’ll have you know it is a woman’s privlege to change/change/change/change/change her mind.


  31. 111
    werking klas blok says:

    “Roy Greenslade is Professor of Journalism at City University London and has been a media commentator since 1992, most notably for The Guardian”



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