I don't know if any of you have been listening to BROADCASTING HOUSE on Radio 4, but they have just had Kevin Maguire on in his 'new' role as spokesman for the Labour Party. Strange, I always thought he was supposed to be an independent journalist. If I were Mr Maguire I'd be keeping a very low profile today, not fanning the flames of this scandal in which he is now deeply implicated.
Listen HERE (13 mins in).
PS Readers tell me that Mr Maguire also appeared on the BBC Breakfast paper review. When questioned as part of the top story said he attended the meeting but couldn't remember whether RedRag was mentioned, but knew about it anyway but of course anything published on it had to be legal. Javelin says Maguire says he was at two meetings about websites and ONE of them didn't discuss smears. "Given he is trying to clear his name and not lie then it necessarily follows that he did discuss smears in the other meeting," says Javelin.