Whittingdale : How Fleet Street bosses buried a scandal and got their man into Cameron's cabinet
IS JOHN WHITTINGDALE fit to be Britain’s Culture Secretary? Is there any critical information that should have made David Cameron think twice before bringing him into the cabinet? Should he be making key decisions that affect the future of the BBC and the national press?
Four national newspaper groups hold the answers to these questions. Yet no one has published anything and each have their reasons for wanting to keep Mr Whittingdale exactly where he is.
James Cusick, the former political correspondent of The Independent, spent five months uncovering Fleet Street’s latest dark secret. But rather than expose an effective cartel, The Independent joined it, and backed off from publishing.
On Sunday Lunchtime, Byline intends to publish James Cusick’s full inside account of what is already being called “The story everyone wants to read, but no one wants to write.”
James is asking for £3000 to cover the costs of investigating the scandal and the cover up, as well as any associated legal costs.