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Complainant Name:
Ian Brady

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Ian Brady of Ashworth Hospital complained that the newspaper had inaccurately attributed quotations to him – which stated that people ‘breed the way one man tells them to breed. They live by laws that were made thousands of years ago, and they fear the God they are taught is kind and loving. Perversion is the way a man thinks, the way he feels, the way he lives. People are like maggots. Small, blind, worthless fish bait. Rape is not a crime, it’s a state of mind, murder is a hobby and a supreme pleasure. God is a discease [sic], a plague, a weight around a man’s neck, a discease which eats away his instincts, God is a superstition…They are merely machines repeating and listening to what the masters feed them. You are your own master. You live for one thing, supreme pleasure in everything you do. Sadism is the supreme pleasure!’ – in a notebook connected to the Moors Murder trial.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction: “In our article of 30th December 2005, we wrongly attributed quotes from a notebook, given as evidence in the Moors Murder trial, to Ian Brady. The notebooks actually belonged to David Smith, a prosecution witness. We are happy to make this clear.”

Report: 73



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