via The Chosen Man
“As bad a hatchet-job as I’ve seen in years. Cheap shots all over the place, no context, no reasonable explanation. Like the Daily Star in moving pictures,” he wrote. “If giving ITN detailed exposure to our people, lengthy briefing and open access results in this, then I dread to think how your editors and producers would look to exploit access to our people in theatres (of war), or our chiefs and ministers.” That e-mail omitted any specific details of perceived errors.
ITV quickly became aware of a second, internal e-mail from Mr Clark, a civil servant, to the MoD’s media operations staff, who are seconded from the military. The effect was to cease co-operation with ITV by withdrawing access to “embeds”, the much-sought placements for reporters which enable them to be “embedded” with battlefield forces. That e-mail begins with the words “To reiterate . . .” implying that there had already been such a policy in place.
Read this. Well that's the best news I've heard since my piles cleared up!-Tony Blair take note this is your fault!-If we hadn't wound up these nutters by taking part in an illegal war in both Iraq and Afghanistan and if Blair had shown some moral courage and criticized Israel's disgraceful actions in Lebanon and told Bush to shove his head up his arse we wouldn't be having this problem now!
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