The downed Metrojet A321
As befits anything concerning the Fourth Estate, it is left to Press Gazette and Dom Ponsford to bring that response to a wider audience. After putting the obvious question “Are News Corp lawyers inadvertently to blame for the deaths of 224 Russians in the Egyptian air crash last month?” Ponsford then sets out the News Corp rebuttal.
Still not effectively disproved: the Eye story
It gets worse: Ponsford has clearly been asking around, telling “my understanding is that Nick Parker's experience at Sharm al Sheikh was the talk of the newsroom before the Private Eye story appeared. Well-placed sources believe the Eye story to be at least partially true. And my own inquiries confirm reporters have major issues in agreeing cash payments under the new compliance regime at The Sun, meaning that many public interest stories are going untold” [my emphasis].