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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “reportrebekah”

"I will spend an hour researching, drafting and submitting an independent complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about Rebekah Wade's conduct and/or material published by the Sun before and after the 90-day terror law vote, but only if 50 other people will do the same."

— Tim Ireland

Deadline to sign up by: 12th December 2005
41 people signed up, 9 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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  • Tim's blog explains what this is all about.
  • I take it we're not actually waiting for this to be fulfilled? I've posted mine off already.
  • A few people are doing it regardless (and have said so), but I still think it important that we hit the target of 50.
  • I was talking more in terms of not waiting, rather than not pledging...
  • Very well, then let me say this:

    I've sent mine. Feel free to send yours.

    My complaint dealt primarily with the Sun's misleading use of poll data. Yours may focus on something else.

    Oh, and do provide links when you send your complaint. Most relevant Sun links are available in recent entries at Bloggerheads

    "Unless there are very exceptional circumstances the Commission will only consider complaints from those directly involved."

    I *am* the person directly involved in the report. Me and about 60 million other people. Terrorism (and its exploitation) threatens us all. The Sun also attempted to undermine the democracy that protects me, by having their readers lobby MPs on a false prospectus and by eroding the public's faith in our elected representatives by labelling them 'traitors'.

    (You may, of course, choose to take a different approach.)
  • Already sent mine off. I was particularly incensed by the use of Mr. Tulloch's image in such a cynical and manipulative fashion, so that's what I focussed on.
  • It's been pointed out that it might be worth remarking to the Rev. Ian Paisley MP that the Sun regards him as a "traitor" to the United Kingdom. I imagine he might have something to say about that.

  • Got on this one a bit late - sorry! However, I have just sent my complaint, and concentrated specifically on the distortion and one-sidedness of the figures from the phone poll.
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Tim Ireland, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Garry Smith
  • Jon Mundy
  • Dave Cross
  • Jason McKeating
  • Paul Davies
  • Jez
  • Antony Levy
  • Dave Lambert
  • Jim Bliss
  • Nick Horton
  • Chris Applegate
  • Chris Redmond
  • Clive Summerfield
  • Ben Phillips
  • Donald
  • Charlie Whitaker
  • John Knight
  • Simon Stacpoole
  • Philip Hunt
  • Richard Elwes
  • Richard Hindes
  • Colin Green
  • Len Fletcher
  • Mustapha P Quickly
  • Pete Connolly
  • mark armstrong
  • Neil Scott
  • Norma Anderson
  • Toby
  • Bandwagon Following Liberal
  • Cameron Hay
  • Nick Ratcliff
  • Laura Younger
  • K Whelan
  • David Silvester
  • Marguerite
  • Andrew James Langhorn
  • 4 people who did not want to give their names, 1 of whom has done the pledge

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