Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Alfie, the Sun and the PCC

From the PCC...


The Press Complaints Commission has announced an inquiry into alleged payments by The Sun and the People to the parents of Alfie Patten.


Apparently, no-one has complained, the Commission has decided to look into this itself with reference to Clause 6 of the code...

"Minors must not be paid for material involving children's welfare, nor parents or guardians for material about their children or wards, unless it is clearly in the child's interests".


Which it is allowed to do, and fair enough really, considering the subject matter and the age of the boy.


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4 comments:

James I McAnespy said...

Woah! That almost looks like proactivity from the PCC! Shome Mishtake, Shurely?

Tim said...

"and fair enough really, considering the subject matter and the age of the boy."

And the fact that two other boys have come forward insisting that they're the father.

(I think it's fair to assume that greed or lust for fame played a factor in their decision-making process.)

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Good news indeed!

eric the fish said...

Not much happens once uncle Max Clifford arrives on the scene.