Following up this morning’s post about England’s greatest living philosopher, the Guido Fawkes website have just reported that Sir Roger Scruton has been issued an apology from The New Statesman rag. But is that enough, will he get his job back, will the retraction by them be published on mainstream media, will the rag be prosecuted for deliberate lies and misrepresentation?
Here’s the main bit of the report from Guido:
The New Statesman has finally issued an apology to Roger Scruton after George Eaton’s hatchet-job interview which got Scruton fired after wilfully taking a number of his quotes out of context. They admit that his comments about China and Hungary were taken out of context and “acknowledge that the views of Professor Scruton were not accurately represented”in the series of tweets that Eaton subsequently fired out. They say “we apologise for this, and regret any distress that this has caused Sir Roger.”
Of course the “distress” caused to Scruton was losing his job, meanwhile Eaton is back at work, albeit after a demotion to ‘Assistant Editor’. Probably won’t be getting any high profile interviews for some time…