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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:36 AM
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Leveson inquiry: Alastair Campbell accused of having a 'selective memory'
Source: Guardian

A former senior News of the World journalist has accused Alastair Campbell of "selective memory" following his appearance at the Leveson inquiry.

Ian Kirby, news assistant editor (politics) at the News International title, which closed in July, said he hardly recognised the picture Tony Blair's former spin doctor painted at the inquiry on Wednesday, claiming he was central to many of the ridiculous stories carried by tabloids during his time at No 10.

"Was this also the same Alastair who encouraged Andy Coulson and me to ask Tony and Cherie Blair if they were members of the mile-high club, knowing it would make a fantastic headline in the News of the World just before the 2001 general election? He liked that trick, because in the 2005 campaign the Sun was encouraged to ask the same question," Kirby wrote in a blog for Totalpolitics.com.

"His memory is selective," added Kirby, who said there were regular leaks from people in government departments despite Campbell's protestations at Leveson.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/dec/02/leveson-inq...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:37 AM
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1. Nothing is too low for a Murdoch media outlet.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 08:46 AM
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2. Nothing was too low
for Blair and Campbell either.
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