The newspaper’s readers surely deserve to know the truth. Is it now the editorial policy of the Independent
to reprint lengthy government press releases word-for-word
if Andy Grice* agrees with them? Shouldn’t the Indy
flag up when it is re-printing government press releases – “This information was supplied by the government, we are reprinting it in its entirety on the front page because we agree with it.” Perhaps a little “Government Approved” logo would suffice?
*According to Simon Kelner “what we printed was a collection of facts, which our political editor independently verified.”