Islamophobia and the media: no common ground with Brendan O’Neill

“As someone who recently defended media freedom in spiked and is co-chair of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, I was somewhat taken aback to find Brendan O’Neill last week including me (albeit implicitly) amongst the ranks of those mounting ‘an intolerable attack on media freedom’, wanting to ‘turn the press into an offshoot of Ken Livingstone’s political fiefdom’ and making ‘explicit demands for increased government intervention in the press’.”

Julian Petley, one of the contributors to The Search for Common Ground: Muslims, non-Muslims and the UK Media, replies to O’Neill’s piece “London’s PC despot“.

Spiked, 22 November 2007