Regular readers will know that on the weekend I posted a question to Exaro’s Editor-in Chief, Mark Watts regarding an inaccurate reply he had given to Evan Davies on last Wednesday’s Newsnight, which can be found HERE
Having waited in vain for a few days for any kind of acknowledgment, let alone an answer, I decided this morning to telephone Exaro News and ask Mark Watts directly.
Alas, Mark Watts is not available. He has taken the leadership decision to go on holiday at this time and will not be available for at least a week !
How will the beleaguered foot soldiers at Exaro News cope without their “Toxic” Fuhrer to determine what is true and should be spiked and what is nonsense and should be published ?
The Editor-in-Chief, Mark Watts, who is on the board of Exaro’s parent company New Sparta and who has no deputy, such is the confidence that Exaro’s financial backers have in his abilities, is taking a well deserved break from his now regular media appearances in which he desperately attempts to defend his abysmal record at Exaro’s helm.
So, journalists be aware that if you are looking for answers to fundamental questions like how Exaro have managed to repeatedly publish hyped up and untrue stories, therefore undermining everything they’ve published, or may publish, which is accurate, or whether Exaro story bylines and reporting credits are all that they appear to be – then I’m afraid you’ll have to wait at least a week for an answer. Nevertheless, if you can’t wait a week and need to contact them – then please be gentle and show a little understanding to the poor journalists who have been left to hold the fort at this difficult time.