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The Silence Of The Skripals – Government Blocks Press Reports – Media Change The Record

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 30, 2018

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/the-silence-of-the-skripals-government-blocks-press-reports-media-change-the-record.html

There has been no recent reporting on the Skripal case in which a British-Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned in Salisbury, England. There even seem to be attempts to change the public record of the case.

The British government alleged that the Skripals were poisoned by Novichok, a deadly nerve agent, and blamed Russia for it. There are stiill many open questions to ask but the British media, otherwise not afraid of ‘door stepping’,  are curiously uninterested. We already noted in early April that the British press was throwing Novi-Fog™ onto the public. It was repeating outrageous and illogical claims from “security services” but did no genuine reporting on the Skripal case.

Some photo editor made sense of what the “security services” said and introduced an April 5 London Times piece with a picture of a likely source of the alleged Novichok poison:


via D’Aramitz – biggerNow the former British ambassador Craig Murray quotes Clive Ponting, another former senior civil servant, who suspects that the British government issued a D-Notice. Such a notice forbids British media to report on an issue. Murray also points to a tweet by Channel 4 correspondent Alex Thomson from March 12 in which Thomsen mentions a D-Notice specifically related to Mr. Skripal’s MI6 handler:


biggerThe D-Notice attempt Thomsen mentioned was too late as some media had already reported the name of the Skripal’s MI6 handler. We spelled it out on March 8…

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