Was Peter Oborne right about the Telegraph’s coverage of the HSBC scandal?
(Published with permission from the author Dr Gordon Ramsay, Research Fellow, Media Standards Trust and Visiting Research Fellow. It was first published on the KCL Policy Institute blog)
On Tuesday 17th February Peter Oborne resigned as chief political commentator at the Telegraph, with an article published on OpenDemocracy claiming, among other things, that
“The Telegraph’s recent coverage of HSBC amounts to a form of fraud on its readers. It has been placing what it perceives to be the interests of a major international bank above its duty to bring the news to Telegraph readers. There is only one word to describe this situation: terrible.”