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I think there needs to be a public inquiry into this entire affair.

MailOnline and The Sun Hid Serious Dan Wootton Claims – While Attacking Huw Edwards and the BBC

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MailOnline knew of serious criminal allegations of a sexual nature about its columnist Dan Wootton in May yet failed to report them to the police and continued to publish his work on five occasions, Byline Times can reveal.

Wootton’s former employer The Sun also failed to report the same detailed allegations to the police despite knowing about them since at least 7 June 2023 – a month before running a controversial front page about a BBC presenter lawfully paying for sexual images.

The matter was reported to the publications by a former male adult entertainer whom Wootton employed to help him catfish men of sexual interest and secretly record them in their homes having sex. 

A further allegation was also made, and is known by both newspapers – details of which we are unable to report at this time.

 

 

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On 7/26/2023 at 9:59 PM, Spockydog said:

Part IV of Byline Times' three-year investigation into Wootton has dropped.

He's finished. His hateful career in the UK is over. And, by the sound of things, the fucker will be lucky to avoid prison. And then deported.

Ah, sweet, sweet, irony.

 

Cancel culture strikes again!

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Im putting this tweet here because Carl is a British political pundit. I think that’d qualify for here right?

I wonder if it’s better or worse for these types of far right activists to have poor media analysis?

Because if they did they likely would be more privy to banning a lot more things that are nice.

But less privy in using those nice things to do bad stuff.

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45 minutes ago, Varysblackfyre321 said:

Im putting this tweet here because Carl is a British political pundit. I think that’d qualify for here right?

 

Eh.. not sure it does really.  
 

There is a whole thread about Barbie elsewhere. Either way, don’t think there will be any uprisings about it even if the politics of that movie are really weird. 

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30 minutes ago, Heartofice said:

Eh.. not sure it does really.  

It does. 

30 minutes ago, Heartofice said:

There is a whole thread about Barbie elsewhere.

on the movie itself I probably know, I was more interested on a broader conversation on how the culture warrior right or I guess alt-right(Carl has gone full white nationalist by now expectedly) recognize media—particularly media made intentionally(in part) to attack their ideals. 

 

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12 minutes ago, Varysblackfyre321 said:

on the movie itself I probably know, I was more interested on a broader conversation on how the culture warrior right or I guess alt-right(Carl has gone full white nationalist by now expectedly) recognize media—particularly media made intentionally(in part) to attack their ideals. 

 

You are far too concerned about what someone said on Twitter. It doesn’t matter.

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Wootton has spoken out on his evening show, strongly denying the allegations and added that he believed “there are dark forces out to try and take this brilliant channel down,” because, he said, it posed a threat to the establishment. 

These types of people have made viscerally sick of any populist language.


 

30 minutes ago, Raja said:

the dan wooton stuff is so grim

20 minutes ago, Heartofice said:

You are far too concerned about what an alt-right political pundit said in public. It doesn’t matter.

hmm dude I’m sorry I think there’s a worthwhile conversation to be had on how the far-right reacts to media that disagrees with them and what’s the least bad reactions. Please let’s not fill the rest of the thread about the topic on whether what’s said on Twitter counts or something idk.

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4 hours ago, Raja said:

the dan wooton stuff is so grim

He has allegedly catfished, and presumably got blackmail material on, at least one senior executive at News International.

Guess we know why they're not touching this story with a bargepole. For now.

And, lol, poor Dan Wootton. Having to crowdfund his SLAPP lawyers 'cos none of his backers want to back him anymore.

Looking forward to this particularly heinous illegal immigrant being put on a fucking boat and deported back where he came from, in about twenty years time, after he gets out of prison.

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From The Byline Times:

Three Sensible, Non-Radical Things Labour Could Do to Reform our News Media

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1. Labour should commit, now, to launching part two of the Leveson Inquiry on gaining power. If that sounds like something “old hat” or party political it’s not. Nor is it a narrow or limited measure, because it could have wide-ranging consequences, as we will see below.

2. Labour should promise to create an independent national body to support public interest journalism regionally, locally and nationally. This simple measure was recommended by the government’s own 2019 Cairncross Review and also again this year by the Commons DCMS Select Committee.

3. Labour should move decisively to give the BBC greater independence, not only in terms of public appointments at the top, but also in terms of its finances. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Spockydog said:

This is absolutely right.  I would just say point 1 should be done as soon as Labour comes to power, but not advertised.  The (mainly) right-wing press will pull out all stops to stop Starmer if he announces such a policy.  

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/parking-fine-mp-expenses-abena-oppong-asare-b2383886.html

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Caught out (again): MP claims parking fine on expenses

 

Exclusive: Labour shadow minister Abena Oppong-Asare becomes fifth MP to be exposed by The Independentover driving fines claims

 

 

16 hours ago, Gaston de Foix said:

This is absolutely right.  I would just say point 1 should be done as soon as Labour comes to power, but not advertised.  The (mainly) right-wing press will pull out all stops to stop Starmer if he announces such a policy.  

This reluctance to share policy differences seems bad for democracy long term.

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15 minutes ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

HS2 branded unachievable by watchdog. Billions wasted. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-66352286

 

 

It should be noted that within the report, HS2 has three parts. One part of it was branded unachievable two years ago but is in the amber 'having issues but within grasp' section now, one was dark amber 'oh-oh we're in trouble' two years ago, green last year and 'unachievable' red this year, and one was dark amber two years ago, regular amber last year, and is now red. It's obviously a pretty fluid rating and the criteria as given in the report are very vague. It doesn't mean they're gonna stop building it or anything. 

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