MANCHESTER, ENGLAND -- In 1921, the Manchester Guardian’s editor, Charles Prestwich Scott, marked the newspaper’s centenary with an essay entitled “A Hundred Years." In it, Scott declared that a newspaper’s “primary office is the gathering of news. ...Comment is free, but facts are sacred." One hundred years on from Scott’s famous essay, and on
“A Lot of Mistakes”: The Guardian and Julian Assange
Three years on from the explosive Julian Assange/Paul Manafort story, we question whether the Guardian has honored its stated commitment to the truth.