Book review

Politics, newspapers and witch-hunts: the tragic case of Baby P

28 Nov 2014

On 3 August 2007, Peter Connelly died of injuries sustained at his family home in London aged just seventeen months. In the aftermath of Peter’s death, politicians rode high on outrage and Rebekah Brooks, the then editor of The Sun newspaper, led what she termed ‘a campaign for justice’ for Baby P that lasted years. Thanks to the Leveson Inquiry, many of the main actors in this tale—and the relationships between them—are visible in a way that they might never have been. As Karen Healy’s review essay of Ray Jones’ book The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight reveals in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (144), the sight is unedifying, to say the least.   Title: The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight Publisher: Policy Press Date Published: 2014 Author: Ray Jones Image: book cover

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