Sunday, May 18, 2008
Cops to start probe, PM backs report against media
Expect reporters and editors to be called up by the police soon. So would members of the Royal Commission and government officials involved in the inquiry. The PM has also said he supported the police report lodged against the newspapers which published news of the commission recommendations before it was made publicly. The media has protested against the report, saying it has nothing to do with the Official Secrets Act while the Cabinet is peeved that the press beat them to it. But that's how the media operate. The media is doing national interest by publishing the outcome of the inquiry. In any case, there was no "earth shattering" news relevations in the report. The media has a duty to inform the public of what they know about the investigations and recommendations. It is a waste of time and taxpayers money for the police to spend their time recording statements from journalists. I am sure they rather spend their time fighting crime.