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
Three years on from the explosive Julian Assange/Paul Manafort story, we question whether the Guardian has honored its stated commitment to the truth.