Titled “WHITTINGDALE : HOW FLEET STREET BOSSES BURIED A SCANDAL AND GOT THEIR MAN INTO CAMERON'S CABINET”, and subtitled “The full inside account of the story everyone wants to read, but no one wants to write”, Cusick’s project expands on Nick Mutch’s post by detailing the cover-up undertaken by the press.
Cusick spells it out: “IS JOHN WHITTINGDALE fit to be Britain’s Culture Secretary? Is there any critical information that should have made David Cameron think twice before bringing him into the cabinet? Should he be making key decisions that affect the future of the BBC and the national press? Four national newspaper groups hold the answers to these questions. Yet no one has published anything and each have their reasons for wanting to keep Mr Whittingdale exactly where he is”.
As I pointed out last weekend, it’s not just about Whittingdale’s dalliance with Olivia King - although, as I’ll show, that would be serious enough on its own - but the way the larger part of the Fourth Estate has effectively conspired to get him into his current ministerial berth and keep him there. This serves two purposes: stalling on the Leveson proposals, and doing the press’ bidding by taking the axe to the hated BBC.
It gets worse: note that Cusick talks of “Four national newspaper groups”. Zelo Street can reveal that the number of newspapers that spiked the Whittingdale story is greater than four. And it gets worse still: it can also be revealed that Whittingdale was in his relationship with Olivia King at the same time as she was also seeing a known gangster.
How significant is that? Put it this way: the individual concerned was convicted of a firearms offence after the Metropolitan Police discovered a machine gun in the back of his car. That is why the Profumo parallel was being made, and why Whittingdale’s behaviour could have constituted a serious security risk.
James Cusick will probably be ostracised by many in the press for his actions, such is their perverse elevation of Omertà over honesty and openness. But you can help his cause, and that of genuinely open journalism, by supporting the project HERE.
Cusick intends to publish on Sunday. Then we can see the extent of the cover-up.