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originally posted by: Mandy555
a reply to: uncommitted
What interested me was the apparent lengths the gov would go to in order to fix a trial (wether the accused was actually guilty or not guilty). It seemed inordinate and bizarre.
It seems from the evidence that there was some government involvement in the making of the program, and that at the very least they used the TV program to further their own agenda.
This stuff probably goes on all the time. It's just that unless there is a famous name involved it never gets reported.
This is an occasion where the presence of people who later found celebrity caused the events to be thrust into a momentary spot light.
I thought it was interesting as an example of media manipulation.
I have no opinion on whether the strikers were guilty or innocent.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
You cannot tell me that the information held within that file can be anything other than in the public interest to know, and furthermore that it pertains in ANY way to national security. It is probably very embarrassing, and potentially damning for powerful figures in British politics, but those are NOT the same thing.
Possible MI5 interference in judicial cases is not of interest?
Government agencys probably using the media to get people to think in a certain way is not of interest here?