Friday, May 27 2016

Daily Express editor Peter Hill gives evidence to select committee on press standards, privacy and libel

 Appearing before the House of Commons select committee for Culture, Media and Sport as a witness on ‘Press standards, privacy and libel’, the editor of the Daily Express, Peter Hill, answered questions on his paper’s coverage of news, including the Madeleine McCann case, and the paper’s standards on accuracy.

Professor Roy Greenslade marvellously dissects Hill’s evidence to the committee. It would seem Hill has a penchant for making ‘mistakes’ in covering news stories. Something we at ENGAGE know only too well.

Hill told the committee, ‘It's not a crime to have an obsession’. Might that, coupled with the tendency to make mistakes, explain the frequent front page covers the Express publishes that demonises Muslims?

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