The treatment by other papers, in this case the Mail, is itself so sensationalist that it becomes impossible to know which, if any, side to the investigation is anywhere near dependable.
The police gravitate towards either a “natural causes” or a “suicide” explanation. Why they would so quickly eliminate murder as a cause when Hoare had threatened to reveal a lot more about the scandal? It escapes me, unless they are hiding something.
But the dyed-in-the-wool sensationalism of Fleet Street itself makes the version of events put out by journalistic investigators difficult to rely on.
Who is a credible source? I have an advantage that most people don’t have and that’s that I’m aware of sources who are truthful and have the ability to know what really happened. These are sources like Matthew Ward, SaLuSa, and any others of the Company of Light who give their attention to current events and are themselves of the Light.
In the end, I may have to wait for Matthew’s next report to find out what actually did occur because I despair of either terrestrial side producing reliable write-ups. That’s an uncomfortable position to be in but I have to decide whether I want to go with dicey coverage that’s available or wait and go with reliable coverage. And my inclination is to wait.
I might add that the same thing applies to coverage of events in Libya, discussions of Andrew Wakefield’s competency or lack of it, etc. It simply is not possible to determine whose coverage is credible and whose not.
Police say ‘no-one else involved’ in death of phone-hacking whistleblower who ‘feared someone was out to get him’
- ‘No third party involvement in death’, post mortem reveals
- Sean Hoare found dead at his flat in Watford, Hertfordshire
- Ex-NotW reporter’s claims last autumn reignited scandal
- Mr Hoare claimed Coulson’s denials of phone hacking were ‘a lie’
- Police probing former showbiz reporter’s ‘suicide’
By Sam Greenhill, Tom Kelly and James Chapman, The Mail Online, 20th July 2011