The front page article in today's Telegraph is about the statement by the former head of MI5 that the fear of terrorism is being exploited by the government to erode civil liberties.
Readers of this blog will be aware I frequently make complaints about 'sloppy' journalism and this article is a case in point. Nowhere in the quoted remarks by Stella Rimington, David Davis and Arthur Chaskelson (Chairman of the International Commission of Jurists who have just issued a report criticising America and Britain for "actively undermining" the law through measures introduced to counter terrorism) is there any mention of 'the elephant in the room'.
In the Comment Is Free section of the Guardian, on 11th February 2009, Tony Bunyan writes that "
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