Phone-hacking report: what is ‘wilful blindness’? | Media | guardian.co.uk
Wilful blindness was the subject of a book by the entrepreneur and author Margaret Heffernan last year. She suggests the concept can be an unspoken attitude common to a large group – the Catholic church, the military in Afghanistan and Nazi Germany are all example she cites.
Heffernan has been a stern critic of News Corp, publishing several articles attacking the appointment of family members in key executive roles.