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‘There is More Joy in Heaven…’

3 Dec

‘There is More Joy in Heaven…’

The UK Human Rights Blog have of course enjoyed the Daily Mail‘s discovery of Human Rights post-Leveson – er, at any rate, of their own Freedom of Expression.

The Daily Mail‘s record on nuanced reporting of Human Rights issues is so – er – consistent that one has to understand the HRs Blog giving them both barrels as soon as they get the chance. However, there is more to this:

(1) As HRs Blog acknowledge, one can distinguish civil liberties from Human Rights – it was common to do so when this writer was at Uni, at any rate. This might help the Mail at least a bit with the charge of hypocrisy;

(2) The HRs Blog love to stress (not wrongly, of course) that all humans have human rights, however unpleasant. Pending DNA test results, it is believed that most Daily Mail journalists …;

(3) Leveson LJ’s comments about the Mail‘s reporting accuracy – which HRs Blog quotes – are a bit, well, what did you expect ? I don’t suppose it’s essential to understand something in order to condemn it – in a sense that’s exactly the HRs Blog’s point re the Mail and Human Rights cases – but it might help your credibility …

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