Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Guardian vs Scott Burgess Round II

Either the anonymous Observer hack who penned this doesn't know what he's talking about, or it's another dig at the great man (who, remember, "spends his time indoors posting repeated attacks on the Guardian") from the Guardian/Observer combine.

"It was Harry who revealed that Dilpazier Aslam, a trainee reporter at the Guardian, was a member of Hizb'ut Tahrir, a radical Islamic group, under the memorable headline: 'Why is the Guardian employing an extremist Islamist?'

Aslam's contract was subsequently ended. A rare example of a British blogger doing what his US counterparts do so well - shaping the news agenda rather than merely commenting on it."

Now Harry is a great blogger. But he would be the first to admit, as the Guardian has previously done, that Scott Burgess did the research and broke the story.

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