Tom Watson MP has turned reporter today to report claims about bullying at The Sun which he said had been made by a “Wapping-based journalist” speaking on condition of anonymity.
He says a “number of credible sources” have verified one story of a complaint being made by a journalist. He adds that News International have declined to comment to him.
It’s fascinating that the advent of blogging means that politicians like Watson can turn the tables on their Fleet Street tormentors in this way.
Watson won substantial damages from The Sun in 2009 after it alleged that he was involved in a plot to set up a website called Red Rag with the intention of smearing the Conservatives.