Friday, 8 July 2011

Whatever you think about Johann Hari's journalism, this is a great speech

The rather more serious matter of phone-hacking and the sudden destruction of the News of the World has taken most of the heat off Johann Hari in recent days (although new evidence continues to emerge of his unconventional approach to journalism). He was, of course, caught bang to rights fictionalising interviews, and will be lucky to recover any credibility. I'm prepared to forgive him almost anything, though, if he makes more speeches like this brilliant call to arms against the culture of censorship and compulsory "respect".