Major exposes of British Intelligence failures by UK news media.
I’m drawing up an indicative timeline and would appreciate any improvements you might suggest. It is very much a work in progress. It can be found: https://www.preceden.com/…/200222-media-intelligence-exposes
This timeline should show:
All Major exposes of British Intelligence (in the broadest sense MI6, MI5, GCHQ and security forces) malpractice (illegality, incompetence, corruption, anti-democratic or immoral acts) primarily by UK news media. 1909 – present day.
Only the breaking story not the follow ups. No op-ed.
It will inevitably be, to some extent, subjective as there are a number of criteria that are hard to define (e.g. difference between major and lesser expose).
I am usually looking for the first exclusive publication or broadcast.
While the emphasis is on revelation it can include an expose that comes when a major scandal is being investigated publicly, for example in a trial or tribunal, where the reporter finds a unique revelation.
It can be a news report based on the publication of a book with a major revelation.
It cannot be a report of malpractice revealed elsewhere.
I have tried not to rely too heavily on my own work. Nonetheless there are examples I use as I know my own work best.
Please feel fit to make suggestions for additions and corrections.
Any help appreciated please email: paul.lashmar1@btinternet,com