LM press releases
4 February 1997
LM vows to fight as ITN issues libel writ
LM magazine has pledged to fight ITN's attempts to gag the truth
contained in the article 'The Picture that Fooled the World' published in its February issue. LM editor, Mick Hume, last
week refused to comply with ITN's demands that he pulp every copy
of the magazine, apologise to their journalists and pay damages.
Today he declares that ITN's latest tactic of issuing a libel
writ against LM will be fought all the way.
Mick Hume, LM editor says,
"This unprecedented threat to press freedom from a multi-million
pound news organisation will be treated by LM with the contempt
it deserves. LM stands 100 per cent behind Thomas Deichmann's article and will
resist all of the tactics employed by ITN to prevent the truth
from becoming public knowledge. We fully intend to fight all of
the libel writs and gagging orders they throw at us."