Boris Johnsons former aide takes PR job with News International | Media | The Guardian

by peterjukes

In his new job, which starts on Monday, Harri said he intended to “combat some of the hysteria that is rife in British public life”. “Not every politician is corrupt, not every banker gets an enormous bonus and doesnt think they give a monkeys for anything, and not everyone who works at News International was involved in phone hacking,” he said.He added: “I know very good people who write for the Times and for the Sun and they are first class journalists and they are very decent people and again one of the reasons why I am more than happy, Im delighted to take the job, is that those people cannot be tarred with the same soggy brush as just a few people who were either involved in criminal activity, which is a matter for the courts, or you know, were seemingly out of control.”Harri was head of Johnsons media operation when the mayor dismissed allegations of widespread phone hacking at News International as politically motivated “codswallop” in September 2010.

via Boris Johnsons former aide takes PR job with News International | Media | The Guardian.

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