Cameron and the Naked Prince
Rupert Murdoch’s decision, assuming that this is what it is, to publish the naked Prince Harry photographs in The Sun today is a calculated act of defiance towards the inquiry, but also another sign of the distance between Murdoch and Cameron.
What I do not understand, though, is why the editor of The Sun could not get hold of Murdoch on Wednesday. Publishing today is the worst of all three possible worlds (publish, don’t publish or publish late). David Dinsmore, managing editor of the newspaper, said the pictures “are now in the public domain in every country in the world”, which is a poor argument indeed.
In fact, The Sun made that explicit on its front page today: “Heir It Is! Pic of naked Harry you’ve already seen on the internet.” It would be hopeless if one result of the Leveson inquiry were that most things could be published online, but only in print more than 24 hours later.Tagged in: david cameron, leveson
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