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We have recently witnessed the resignation of Greg Dyke, director of the BBC and a reporter, Andrew Gilligan, as a direct result of only managing to report half of the facts correctly.
Now we have the imposed resignation of the editor of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan, for sanctioning the publication of fabricated photographs.
Contrast this to the presentation of blatantly fake photographs of alleged Iraqi chemical weapons laboratories to the United Nations, no less, by Colin Powell, the American Foreign Secretary, the plaguerism of a Californian student's 12 yr. old thesis of Iraq's chemical weapon ability by the British intelligence agencies, the claim by Bliar, that Iraq had a capability of launching a chemical weapon assault on the western world within 45 mins, not to mention both Bush and Bliar's claim that Iraq had accumulated mass stocks of so called weapons of mass destruction.
This is just a small percentage of the lies and half truths at best that have been presented to the world by Bush, Bliar and their representatives about the invasion of a defenceless third world country. . These lies have been used to excuse a carpetbagging incursion to secure control of a nation's oil supply and has any politician resigned over this monstrous charade that has cost the lives of thousands of civilians? No, of course not.

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Stunned staff mourn loss of editor who 'told the truth' about Iraqi abuse
 
Sandra Laville
Saturday May 15, 2004
The Guardian
 
Clutching pints of bitter and glasses of white wine, Daily Mirror staff gathered last night at the bar where in the past they had celebrated their triumphs as the shock of the sudden departure of Piers Morgan slowly hit them.
Secretaries were in tears and seasoned correspondents, who once dismissed Morgan as a boy editor, described the scene as more like a wake than a gathering of employees who have lost their boss.
Only hours before, Morgan had been escorted from the building by two security guards, according to Mirror employees. Deputy editor Des Kelly has taken over as acting editor.
Such was the speed of his exit that Morgan had no chance to pick up his coat from the back of his chair.
His crime, colleagues said, was telling the truth.
"The management made sure they got the paper off before announcing he was going," said one veteran journalist. "When they announced it, it was just stunned silence. It was sepulchral. It's almost like losing a family member."
There was no sign of Morgan at Davy's wine bar in Canary Wharf, where he would often be seen with his staff - a sign that he was an approachable editor who had an open door policy.
As reporters clutched mobile phones to relay the news to colleagues who were abroad on jobs or on holiday, surprise was turning to anger.
"If people think he made the decision to run those pictures in a cavalier fashion they are entirely wrong. He had them locked in his safe for three days and he went through soul-searching about the implications for British soldiers in Basra if he were to use them.
"That was nothing to do with doubts over the veracity of them but about the responsibility he felt in publishing."
Many who gathered to toast their departing editor last night had been involved in the decision to print the pictures. "He had an open vote in conference about whether to use them," said one journalist.
"Everyone who criticised the war has been targeted. First it was the BBC and now Piers. Only the people who have prosecuted this war are still in place," said one reporter.
Many, however, admitted that when they first saw the pictures in the newspaper they questioned their authenticity. But they defended their editor for doing his job, in making an editorial decision to use them.
"What do you do when someone comes to you with a story? You ask for pictures. What he's done is expose the cruelty that was going on and told the truth. He has been kicked out by a bunch of faceless American shareholders - and who knows who was lobbying them.
"We have had our cock-ups, yes, but he has brought in more awards for this newspaper than anybody and raised its profile - and from someone who was considered a boy editor he grew to become the respected head of this newspaper."
But despite the anger there was a feeling of impotence. "They're talking about a walkout - that's not going to happen. But what we will do is make our feelings felt internally and informally."
 
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