#Hackgate: Mirror Group struggling with the ‘idea’ of independent inquiry?

Now if you thought the problem with #Murdochgate was Rupert Murdoch, think again. You may have thought he was taking the Mick when News International announced Rebecca Brooks would be investigating herself (in classic interview by Jon Snow), just read Roy Greenslade’s facimile draft memo for the Trinity Mirror:

After a thorough review across all our titles, it is clear that we have robust editorial controls and procedures in place. In order to allay any fears, we have tightened them still further.

During the review, we found no evidence of any kind to suggest that any of our staff had committed any illegal acts in pursuance of stories.

Now would you please buy our shares.

So, for those of you patient enough to have persevered with our Northern Ireland Water story it’s not just the Northern Ireland Civil Service which struggles with Independence

  • Pigeon Toes

    “After a thorough review across all our titles, it is clear that we have robust editorial controls and procedures in place. In order to allay any fears, we have tightened them still further”

    Does it state anywhere that these are actually complied with, and if so what kind of sampling was undertaken?

    As an ex Comptroller and Auditor General advised an allegedly independent to include the phrase ” we could find no evidence”, I’d be interested how often that phrase turns up, and whether it means that 1. evidence was destroyed. 2. we didn’t look for it 3. It doesn’t exist?

  • pippakin

    Isn’t this suspiciously close to what NI were saying?

    I hope the inquiry will not stop at NI.