Conservative appointment – “THE WORST OF THE WORST”
- John Whittingdale, who has just returned to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as Minister of State, is the embodiment of the corruption of media policy in this country.
- For well over a decade – as an MP, chair of the DCMS Select Committee and briefly as the DCMS Secretary of State – he has been the willing glove puppet of the press lobby, and notably of the Rupert Murdoch organisation.
- During his spell as Culture Secretary under David Cameron after 2015, he was responsible for the single most immoral act of that government in relation to the media: the sabotage of the Leveson reforms.
- His return to the department is proof, if it were needed, that no boundaries of honesty, morality or public probity will restrain Boris Johnson’s Government in trashing what is good and right in Britain’s media landscape and promoting what is bad and wrong.
Source: Byline Times