Semi-reverse ferret at Dacre towers over High Court ruling
In the first version of his story, the comically named Richard Spillett yelled:
“The judges who blocked Brexit: one founded a EUROPEAN law group, another charged the taxpayer millions for advice and the third is an openly gay ex-Olympic fencer“
Mysteriously, reference to the judge’s sexuality vanished from the story’s headline half an hour later.
Thank heavens the rest of this very important piece survived its disappearance.
Incidentally, the Mail’s research into these judges must have taken more than an hour, which means they had this ready to go for today’s verdict. Would they have published their defamations if the Court had ruled in their favour? Plus ca change.
Still, at least they have a poppy in their masthead.
MediaWatch is Left Foot Forward’s progressive take on the press and broadcast media
As you’re here, we have something to ask you. What we do here to deliver real news is more important than ever. But there’s a problem: we need readers like you to chip in to help us survive. We deliver progressive, independent media, that challenges the right’s hateful rhetoric. Together we can find the stories that get lost.
We’re not bankrolled by billionaire donors, but rely on readers chipping in whatever they can afford to protect our independence. What we do isn’t free, and we run on a shoestring. Can you help by chipping in as little as £1 a week to help us survive? Whatever you can donate, we’re so grateful - and we will ensure your money goes as far as possible to deliver hard-hitting news.