Monday, May 14, 2007

Benn's really unsleazy sleaze scandal

What a non news story this was. Hopefully (though I doubt it) we are so used to this kind of journalism that we are capable of reading a news story properly and seeing this for the ridiculous fire free smoke screen that it is. In fact it is a perfect example of an article so padded that in the end it makes a lot of accusations without having much in the way of facts to back them up. What the story actually says is that Hilary Benn's department has a tiny contract with a company that Benn has a piddling amount of inherited shares in. Does anyone really think that if Hilary Benn wanted to make money out of Dfid he would waste time on such a pathetic interest as this? Come on! Let's have some real news.

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