The Press Gazette (‘Journalism today’, they announce themselves as) published an article about today’s appearance by Peter Hill, Daily Express editor, before the media select committee in parliament.
Comments about the article were open, and comment we did.
Unfortunately, it seems that our comments were not quite what the Press Gazette’s editor Paul McNally wanted to read, well not at least after being bought by Progressive Media Group - run by multi-millionaire publisher Mike Danson, and saved from closure in a last-minute deal.
Some were censored others edited, and after we posted the deleted comments a few times, just to watch them being erased again, it seems that the ‘blue pencil’ at the Press Gazette decided it was time to cut the evil by its root.
Well done, Press Gazette, for showing us – again – the true face of British media, and who your masters are.
Minor note: Mike Danson is the millionaire businessman who owns half of the left-wing political weekly magazine New Statesman; he founded business information company Datamonitor (worth an estimated £502m) and was its chief executive until he sold his stake to media group Informa last September.
Two questions for our readers: “Does the UK live in a censored news culture?” “Do Media corporations, like Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, exert too much control over the UK news?”