For The Times and The Telegraph, the royal baby is more important than the David Miranda case
Alan Rusbridger has this evening written a most extraordinary column on The Guardian’s website about the pressure exerted on the paper by British security services. We are now about 27 hours on from when the initial revelations about David Miranda’s detention first broke.
So how, at 0030 CET / 2330 BST, have the websites of the main newspapers in the UK been covering the story? All screenshots below are taken with a UK IP address, using the same size screenshot – from a 24″ screen iMac, i.e. with quite a lot of screen estate. Click each image to see the screenshot at higher resolution
Tiny headline in the beige sidebar.
Nothing at all without scrolling. There is a story if you scroll down one whole screen.
Better. The case is the third story.
Story is middle, centre, in amongst celebrity gossip. Note the framing of the headline.
Nothing at all, not even if you scroll down.
BBC News Online
Top story. And has received considerable coverage on BBC Radio all day.
For comparison. Second story, beneath the election news.
And finally The Guardian