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A Fairly Indignant Letter to the Editor

Sir: Your editorial (Quadrant, October) commendably castigated journalists for their indifference to and negligent coverage of national security matters and their hostile yapping at authorities responsible for investigating Dr Mohamed Haneef, suspected, rightly or wrongly, of association with Islamic terrorists who had just carried out bombings in the UK. However, you surely overreach when you move in your editorial from specifics to a philippic against the honourable profession of journalism. Are you unaware of Auberon Waugh’s well-informed observation: “Generally speaking, the best people now go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into…

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