The Respect agenda

For those who missed it, a bootnote to The Register’s ongoing coverage of the Phorm privacy saga (bizarrely, not covered by the traditional press):

We tried to obtain an interview today with Andrew Knight via a direct email approach. A Home Office press officer called soon after to say that “I’m not impressed by that… you [El Reg] do not do that, you come through us. If you do you will not get any response [at all to your queries]”.

We asked if it was Home office policy to threaten journalists with excommunication if they try talking to senior civil servants. “No,” she said. “It’s just the way it is.”

Funny, isn’t it, how the big newspapers go quiet every now and again, as if on cue? I wonder why. With all due respect.

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One Response to The Respect agenda

  1. hatmandu says:

    Guardian has covered it to some extent at least, y’know

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