The Rochdale Obscurer is at it again in its remarkable defence of Cyril Smith.
The crime scene is the Readers Letters page, yet again.
At the top of the page it boasts "your views, your page" at the bottom is the caveat about complete editorial control.
In the middle of the letters page are a few postings from rochdalebobserver.co.uk
or "@nline" as Th'ob calls it.
Does an incorrect use of an @ make the Editor a silly tw@ ?
The posting from A Carter in the print version has been cut when compared to what is @nline.
Here are the offending words, missing from the print version:
"Bad town planning and some very dodgy decisions steamrolled through in the late 1960's and 1970's" REMAINS BUT THE FOLLOWING WAS CUT
"...by domineering politicians like Alderman Cyril Smith MP".
"This mess began decades ago. Weak, bullying politicians handed the reigns of power to unelected officers.
WAKE UP ROCHDALE !"
With such media censorship protecting Cyril Smith perhaps some in Rochdale will continue to slumber.
But probably not for much longer.