“Blood on your hands” was unethical: the editor made me do it
Just wanted to record this from two days ago. Jonathan Oliver, who asked Tony Blair if he had “blood on your hands” at the end of a news conference in Tokyo (right) just after David Kelly, the UN weapons inspector, killed himself, has explained himself:
The Mail on Sunday was very keen that Tony Blair, who was then travelling, was put on the spot. I was told by the editor that the normal ethics or rules of engagement of the parliamentary lobby no longer applied and I had to do whatever it took.
So it was unethical and the fault of the editor, Peter Wright.
Thanks to PRWeek for clearing that up, eight years later.Tagged in: david kelly, iraq war, tony blair
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