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'Sun' executive attacks police - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 13, 2012

A senior figure at the Sun  today attacked police who arrested five Sun  journalists, claiming his colleagues had been treated like "members of an organised crime gang".

The journalists were among eight people arrested at the weekend over allegations of improper payments to police and public officials.

Trevor Kavanagh, the newspaper's associate editor, said the police investigation into alleged press malpractice was regarded by many as a "witch-hunt" and suggested that free speech in the United Kingdom was under attack.

In a strongly worded article printed in the tabloid, he argued that those arrested had been released on "draconian" bail terms like those imposed on suspected terrorists.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 13th, 2012 at 04:48:28 PM EST
Liberal conspiracy - Sunny Hundal - The Sun deserves all the police pressure it is under

Kavanagh wails:


Wives and children have been humiliated as up to 20 officers at a time rip up floorboards and sift through intimate possessions, love letters and entirely private documents.

Funny, he never generated that outrage when his paper was branding Muslims as `terrorists' even before an investigation had taken place. His own paper branded one as a paedophile without a shred of evidence.
I can't even begin to list the amount of times the Sun has wanted the police to be given more powers of arrest or investigation. Nor can I begin to list instances when the Sun attacked civil libertarians for being too harsh on the police. This is the environment Trevor Kavanagh helped create.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 01:21:03 AM EST
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is where he attacks the NI for ... co-operating with the police.

Rupert Murdoch hit by feud over Sun arrests | Media | The Guardian

Trevor Kavanagh, the associate editor and former political editor, took to the airwaves to give voice to anger and frustration emanating from the Sun's newsroom - which in turn prompted the MSC to defend the anti-corruption investigation, and the Metropolitan police its tactics.

The Sun veteran, for years a close confidant of Rupert Murdoch, told Radio 4 that "there is unease about the way that some of the best journalists in Fleet Street have ended up being arrested on evidence that the MSC has handed to the police".

In another interview, on Radio 5 Live, he accused "certain parts of the company" of "boasting that they are sending information to police that has put these people I have just described into police cells".

... after all, "co-operation" between the Sun and the police is what it's all about...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 04:15:31 AM EST
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