The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade questioned the balance in the UK Leveson Inquiry into press standards and practices in a January 11 blogpost.
According to Greenslade, the inquiry has had “inconsistencies” in the way different editors are examined. For example, the Daily Telegraph’s editor Tony Gallagher and the Sun’s editor Dominic Mohan both had “light-touch questioning” at the inquiry but other editors, including the Financial Times’ editor Lionel Barber and The Mail on Sunday’s editor Peter Wright faced “prolonged” questioning, Greenslade wrote.
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“As I argue in my London Evening Standard column today, I don’t believe the inquiry is being carried out in a logical fashion,” he wrote. In that Jan. 11 column, Greenslade questioned why the inquiry softly interviewed the Sun’s editor when it could have delved into questions about the newspaper’s libeling of Christopher Jefferies. As we wrote this past summer, the Sun and the Daily Mirror had to pay after libeling Jefferies, the landlord of a murdered woman, who was cleared of any charges in her murder.
Read more of Greenslade’s commentary on the inquiry in his Evening Standard report here.