He said: "It was hardly appropriate... At that time, [September 12, 2001] [when] we were working on the assumption that up to 50,000 people had been killed, I was required to parade myself around morning conference dressed as Harry Potter.The problem with suicide is that it requires you to feel bad about yourself. How can we encourage the people without any feelings at all to kill themselves?
"What person with any journalistic integrity can be humiliated like that or told to perform like that?"
Begley then told assistant news editor Greg Miskiw: "I don't want to criticise [Rebekah] in a phone call, but I can't see how the editor of the - as we're always reminded - best paper in the country could expect a reporter to do that... That was just too much."
When Miskiw asked Begley to return to work, Begley refused, stating: "I haven't toed the line for the editor's pet project. I didn't prance around while the World Trade Center was being bombed for her personal amusement. I can't just stroll in."
Miskiw responded: "Why not? Charles, that is what we do. We go out and destroy other people's lives."
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Hideous Rebekah Brooks
Via Crooked Timber a story about Rebekah Brooks:
Posted by Substance McGravitas at 9:16 AM