News media manipulation exposed by freelance journalist’s Twitter rant

Posted on January 4, 2012


A freelance journalist based in the Middle East has exposed gross
manipulation of news reports in a major newspaper, in a case that
bears the hallmarks of an official propaganda mechanism. This
distortion of the news only came to light because the journalist was so
angry about the extent of the deception that he risked his career by
posting details on Twitter.

Rob Crilly had submitted an article to the Daily Telegraph reporting
that in Libya the “NTC (National Transitional Council) hadn’t decided
policy”. But Neville Dean, the editor in charge of the foreign news desk
at the national newspaper, rewrote this sentence to say “the new
Libyan government refused to work with western governments”.

Does Dean have a relationship with British or US intelligence services,
and if so what is the nature of that relationship? The Telegraph has
been caught red-handed inserting state propaganda into news stories
in the past, through staff employed by the newspaper.

The Insider

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