First Secretary of State Damian Green last week made an unprincipled attack on the ‘new left media’ (NLM), in which he sank to new depths in his smears against the SKWAWKBOX and other well-known NLM publications – even stooping low enough to exploit the memory of the murdered Labour MP, Jo Cox.
Green – speaking to a gathering of ‘Westminster lobby journalists’ – ignored the behaviour of mainstream press and broadcasters to throw blanket accusations at this blog and others which cannot bear any reasoned scrutiny, especially in the light of the mainstream media’s (MSM) frequent use of material uncovered by the SKWAWKBOX, Canary and others as the basis for their own articles.
So the SKWAWKBOX decided to approach Mr Green directly, to challenge him to provide evidence to back up his smears. This is what we sent him, with a generous deadline for a response:
The questions are clear enough. Mr Green clearly felt sure enough of his ground – or in a presumption of a lack of challenge – to make his sweeping and smearing statements to an audience of mainstream journalists who, no doubt, ate up his words eagerly.
Yet we received no response, even 6 hours after the 4pm deadline.
Mr Green appears not to have felt on firm enough ground to answer a simple set of questions based entirely on his own words.
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