British Blog Censured

Article here. I’m still not clear on all the details, but it seems a British journalist’s blog was censured by a watchdog (PCC – Press Complaints Commission) that concluded the offending blog post could not support its conclusion, which was the following:

The overwhelming majority of street crime, knife crime, gun crime, robbery and crimes of sexual violence in London is carried out by young men from the African-Caribbean community.

The journalist works for Spectator magazine, and it was a blog on their website that carried the post. This is being viewed as an indicator blogs are beginning to be held to the same standards as traditional journalism.

The offending post can be found here. The adjudication is here.


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