Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Thomas Scripps - Exposed: The Guardian’s Collusion in State Censorship

Well, this explains the Guardian, I guess its editors went to Eton and then afterwards to either Oxford or Cambridge. They may be liberal, and sometimes even slightly left, but they are still part of the establishment.

Is the Guardian really just controlled opposition?

Minutes of Ministry of Defence (MoD) meetings have confirmed the role of Britain’s Guardian newspaper as a mouthpiece for the intelligence agencies.
Last week, independent journalist Matt Kennard revealed that the paper’s deputy editor, Paul Johnson, was personally thanked by the Defence and Security Media Advisory Notice (or D-Notice) committee for integrating the Guardian into the operations of the security services.
Minutes of a meeting in 2018 read [You can read the full document here, or embedded below – OffG Editor] :
The Chairman thanked Paul Johnson for his service to the Committee. Paul had joined the Committee in the wake of the Snowden affair and had been instrumental in re-establishing links with the Guardian.
D-Notices are used by the British state to veto the publication of news damaging to its interests. The slavish collusion of the mainstream media ensures that such notices function as gag orders.
Johnson joined the committee in 2014 and evidently excelled in his performance. A separate set of minutes from the first meeting attended by Johnson records the Guardian’s close collaboration with military officials.

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