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Roy Greenslade's actions are a nail in the coffin of people having faith in objective journalism

Gail Walker


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Leanings: Roy Greenslade

Leanings: Roy Greenslade

Leanings: Roy Greenslade

The revelation that Roy Greenslade, ex-editor of the Daily Mirror and something of a grandee in London media circles, was a secret admirer of the IRA campaign through his professional life, will have come as much of a surprise to anyone paying attention as the exposure of the Pope as a Catholic and Peter Tatchell as gay.

The 'news' had little or no shock value. Sadly, the political bias of Greenslade had become a topic of note throughout his entire career. Only now are some of his more glaring campaigns - such as those against Mairia Cahill, who alleged she'd been raped by an IRA member, and in favour of the Hyde Park bombing suspect, John Downey, both peculiar in their day - being revisited as occasions when the tools of his trade were put at the disposal of his political and ideological leanings.


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