Magazine article The Spectator

If He Can't See What the Fuss Is about, He Should Look in the Mirror

Magazine article The Spectator

If He Can't See What the Fuss Is about, He Should Look in the Mirror

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The directors of Trinity Minor are duly embarrassed and Piers Morgan, their pet editor, has gone though the motions of contrition. The Press Complaints Commission found that he and his City Slickers had played fast and loose with its code of conduct, and was not to be persuaded by the Mirror that the words `significant' and `recent' were imprecise and could be interpreted in different ways. This was too clear a case for chop-logic. The Slickers bought shares and then tipped them, and their editor made no serious effort to keep them in order. He was too busy punting on his own account, and was amused, or so he told the Commission, when he found that he had bought the obscure stock that they were tipping. His readers take their money seriously, and he should have known that they were being defrauded. …

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