Was the Sunday Mirror’s Entrapment of Tory Minister Really Justified?

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By: Roy Greenslade | The Guardian

The Sunday Mirror undoubtedly set the political and media agenda with today’s splash, “Tory minister quits over sex photo”, but the sting does raise questions of newspaper ethics.

The newspaper appeared to have obtained the story from an unidentified freelance reporter who, on the face of it, had masterminded an entrapment by engaging in what looks to have been a fishing expedition.

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