More than 90,000 of you have publicly joined my call for the editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre, to have a TV debate with me or a professional broadcast interviewer about the Ralph Milliband story and the role of the Mail in public life.
So far this man who exploits a daily platform to spout his views has gone to ground, and confirmed that while he expects everyone in public life to be under the Mail’s malevolent microscope he is terrified of any scrutiny himself. I wonder why.
Yesterday Channel Four News journalist Alex Thomson tried to doorstep Dacre. Here’s what happened:
I’m keeping the petition open for one more week to give this bullying coward a chance to explain himself and if not then I guess we can say he has totally bottled it. We can at least satisfy ourselves that for a short time at least he has been exposed to a fraction of the scrutiny and tactics employed by his papers on a daily basis.
If you want to help me have one last go at flushing Paul Dacre out then please share this image http://bit.ly/1bLnqSx. It was made for a ‘Wheres Dacre?’ t-shirt made by my twitter friends @mdebyyoungpeople on Twitter and Facebook.
Tweet if you spot him and we will try to organise some more journalists interested in asking tough questions of a truly vile man about his poisonous influence on public life.
There’s one week left on the challenge – so please don’t give up the hunt just yet. He can hide, but he can’t run. He can give it out but he can’t take it. There’s seven days left. Let’s give it one more go to get Dacre to agree to a debate?
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