In a shock statement yesterday Lord Hutton, self-styled whitewasher and media hater, announced. "I have looked at all available evidence and have come to the conclusion that Saddam Hussein was merely a victim of the press, there is no real evidence that he massacred thousands of Kurds, or even that he invaded Kuwait, it was all invented by the evil press who are doing their best to ruin society and bring back communism."
He went on to advise that; "A free press is a dangerous thing when it becomes as rotten as it has, the BBC is now evil to the core, run by communist revolutionaries and republicans who hate our queen. I would recommend to the government that all media sources should now be state controlled with all media out-put being carefully edited by a team of government ministers."
Mr Hutton went on to say "I also have my suspicions that Mr Hitler was a thouroghly decent chap who somehow managed to anger the media of the day, the media made up huge lies about nice Mr Hitler invading Poland and thus millions of people died in World War 2. I propose that all media be now brought under state control in all countries, it is the only way to ensure world peace."
A spokesman for the BBC said "I'm sure that Mr Hutton is right about everything, can I resign now please?"