Should this powerful man both bankroll press standards and an editor that brought them into disrepute?

Well done David, once again you shine a light into the dark recesses of the British Establishment and the men who really run the UK.

David Hencke

Murdoch MacLennan Pic credit UK Press gazette Murdoch MacLennan: just given former jailed News of the World editor Andy Coulson a £200,000 plus contract as pr man for the Telegraph group. Pic credit: Press Gazette

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This is Murdoch MacLennan, chief executive of the Telegraph Group, board member of the body that bankrolls the Independent Press Standards Organisation, and friend of Andy Coulson the former jailed editor of the News of the World, and former David Cameron Downing Street press spokesman.

As Roy Greenslade revealed in The Guardian  he has just given a lucrative contract to Andy Coulson to handle  public relations for the Telegraph Group.

Tim Fenton in his Zelo Streetblog describes the whole sorry saga of Andy Coulson and how Murdoch MacLennan stood by the beleaguered  former News of the World editor by providing him with a character reference in court before he was sent down.

However his take up of a…

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