Lord Patel has always been suspicious of the all wise, obese scribbler , with an evident venereal strabismus, who when he appears on Newsnight - which is remarkable for it's frequency - gives every impressionnof terminal shiftiness (and you can leave out the 'f' ). Simply I wouldn't leave him in charge of the baby or the babysitter.
Now the NUJ have nailed the bastard and have chapter and verse on what a devious lying cunt he is, and how inaccurate and opaque his stories are. STill in a paper that regularly used to print Lady Balck's vile bile it is difficult to determine the dross from the good stuff.
Travel to NUJ New Media and read all about it.
Analysing 44 articles by Mr Coughlin on Iran, the report finds some stark patterns in terms of his journalistic technique:
• Sources are unnamed or untraceable, often “senior Western intelligence officials” or “senior Foreign Office officials”.
• Articles are published at sensitive and delicate times where there has been a relatively positive diplomatic moves towards Iran.
• Articles contain exclusive revelations about Iran combined with eye-catchingly controversial headlines;
• The story upon which the headline is based does not usually exceed one line or at the most one paragraph. The rest of the article focuses on other, often unrelated, information.
This is not of course the first time the slobbery chopped talentless fabricator has been exposed
"Nearly 25 years later, readers of the Sunday Telegraph were regaled with a dramatic story about the son of Col Gadafy of Libya and his alleged connection to a currency counterfeiting plan. The story was written by Con Coughlin, the paper’s then chief foreign correspondent, and it was falsely attributed to a “British banking official”. In fact, it had been given to him by officers of MI6, who, it transpired, had been supplying Coughlin with material for years."
"The origins of that November 1995 Telegraph article only came to light when they were recently disclosed by Mark Hollingsworth, the biographer of renegade security service officer David Shayler."access the article for more of this well documented case.
Leopards do not change their spots.
Britain’s security services and journalists: the secret story by David Leigh
British Journalism Review
Vol. 11, No. 2, 2000, pages 21-26
It may interest some that his Daily Torygraph blog suddenly ended on February 13th - which was launched as "Con Coughlin will be writing a weekly blog on world events relating to the war on terror. "... who said that about a week being a long time ...?
The man is a lying cunt and no credence whatsoever should be given to his activities, which are basically to re-write the stuff prepared for him by the Puzzle Palace.... he is however, not alone. Read the David Leigh article.