Josh is motivated by “News of the World”, he writes:
I have been appalled by news this week by the stories that News of the World journalists would hack into anyone’s phone to get access to information.
Journalists are not a separate species, they are just human, but they often seem to take on the mantle of a higher more lofty perspective, of seekers after truth and guardians (!) of our national moral fibre. A slightly moth eaten cape this week I think.
That the UEA, in the wake of Climategate sought to get advice from ex NOTW journalists is unfortunate. But also, sadly and painfully, incredible. What were they thinking?
Lord Acton, vice chancellor of UEA, seems pleased with the results though: