Confusing letter-writers with terrorists: the PCC investigates

Earlier this month I blogged about the questions over a story run by The Sun claiming that the likes of Alan Sugar were being targeted by terrorists. There were two problems with the story: first, the initial discussion looked to be one purely about running a polite letter-writing campaign, and second, the subsequent inflammatory comments that were made looked to come from an agent provocateur.

Well now the Press Complaints Commission are investigating, as The Guardian explains.

Hat-tip: Tim Ireland

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3 Comments

  • How can it possibly be considered “polite” to harrass people with angry political missives based on their having been born into a particular racial group?

  • It really doesn’t matter if the letters are polite or not (and given some of the frothing insanity to be found on that forum, I would be surprised if courtesy and restraint characterised any letters they wrote) – it is disgraceful to target a letter-writing campaign at private individuals because of their race.

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