The Leveson Report: instant reaction from the Twittersphere to this afternoon's publication
Amol Rajan was appointed editor of The Independent in June 2013. He was previously Editor of Independent Voices, a comment, campaigns and community platform across print and digital. He was earlier Deputy Comment Editor, Sports News Correspondent and News Reporter. He writes a restaurant column for The Independent on Sunday, and has a column in the Evening Standard (Thursdays). He presents ‘Power Lunch’ on London Live TV (Thursdays), a one-to-one interview with the most influential people in the capital. Previously, Amol worked on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, and at the Foreign Office. He is currently a trustee of Prospex, a charity for young people in Islington. He has also written a book called ‘Twirlymen: the Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers’.
Thursday 29 November 2012
There was frenzied reaction on Twitter to the publication of the Leveson Report this afternoon. Here is a selection of highlights:
Andrew Neil, broadcaster
Chris Bryant, Labour MP and Independent columnist
Julia Hobsbawm, founder, Editorial Intelligence
Jessica Asato, Labour PPC for Norwich North
Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor, Daily Mirror
@Kevin_Maguire: Leveson in brief: independent self-regulation overseen by Ofcom, otherwise known as something for everyone. Clever
Mark Steel: Comedian and Independent columnist
@mrmarksteel: Is it true Leveson has recommended Murdoch and Kelvin McKenzie should be waterboarded live on BBC1, or was that a dream?
Claire Fox, Director, Institute of Ideas
John Prescott, former Deputy Prime Minister
Bonnie Greer, playwright
Sunny Hundal, liberal blogger
@sunny_hundal: Lord Leveson bent over backwards to appease Tories and tabloids by not being too radical. But right-wingers still trying to paint him as mad
Martin Lewis, founder, moneysavingexpert.com
@MartinSLewis: Is my website press? Is Guido? How about journalists on twitter? Am I not covered when writing web only, but am if paper reproduce?
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 news presenter
@krishgm: "independent" "self-regulation" "underpinned by law" "overseen by OFCOM" - a lot to work out to avoid one contradicting the other #leveson
Mehdi Hasan, Political director Huffington Post
@mehdirhasan: So does the Mail et al still believe LJ Leveson is part of a lefty conspiracy? The man just cleared Cameron AND Hunt of any impropriety...
Jane Merrick, Political Editor, Independent on Sunday
@janemerrick23: Phone hacking was exposed partly because of off the record contact between police + media, yet PM has just backed ending that
Louise Mensch, former Conservative MP
@LouiseMensch: I have every faith in the PM on freedom of the press, including the right to go off the record. He's a Conservative.
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