Imposter to the throne
: I’m all for freedom of the press and unfettered ability to investigate. But I do think the Mirror went too far giving a reporter a false identity to see whether he could infiltrate Buckingham Palace security to get near the Queen and the President: “He had a full view from a pitch by the state dining room through a net curtain. Had he been a terrorist hell bent on assassinating the royals or Mr Bush, nothing could have stopped him.” Well, I suspect that there were also metal detectors and other means of making sure he didn’t smuggling in a nuke.
It’s a cliched story. It’s a nonstory in many ways. And it gives the bad guys ideas.
The palace has said they have “not ruled out” prosecution of the reporter. And maybe that’s the right thing to do. One still needs to act responsibly, for we are all in this together.