The ‘Johann Hari’s got form’ link I posted earlier has died. Sudden rush of traffic to the site perhaps?

Here I have pasted the Hackwatch article from Private Eye number 1076, 23 March – 3 April 2003, page 5.

If you’d like to see the original page, here is a screenshot of the cached page.

Johann Hari, The Independent’s new columnist, has been bemoaning the “corrosive acid of distrust” in public life. “We in the press are least trusted of all British institutions,” observes the 24-year-old pundit, who was shortlisted as young journalist of the year in this week’s British Press Awards. “The number of my friends who assume that we just make up stories – even at reputable paper such as The Independent is startling.”