press freedom

Kevin Myers has been vindicated

BY Ruth Dudley Edwards   /  29 November 2019

Two pieces of good news for beleaguered journalists today.

Like anyone fearful about the imminent Corbyn Terror, I listened nervously this morning to Boris Johnson being mauled on LBC by Nick Ferrari and a selection of vexed phoners-in. Finally, having responded to attacks over something he had written about single mothers in 1995 (the dirt-digging has been non-stop) and to an allegation that he intended to review Channel 4’s public service remit because they don’t like him, the hesitancy disappeared and his voice became Churchillian: “I want a free, fair, objective, dynamic, exuberant, unbridled media. I think that a free press is one of the glories of our country and I want to protect it and enshrine it.”

And, reader, I believed him.


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