For example, on 26th November 2010 I wrote this post, The death of Dr. David Kelly - Creating a false impression of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on 15th July 2003, on the basis of an analysis of the transcript of David Kelly's evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
Review of the video of his appearance before the committee which is available online as described in this post, The Death of David Kelly - Video of his evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee, confirmed that while the pressures were non-trivial David Kelly performed well.
Now, I've located a contemporary report, Don't blame the MPs; they perform a crucial role, from Simon Hoggart that confirms my impressions. Hoggart had sat through David Kelly's evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on 15th July 2003.
Here are a couple of quotes from Simon Hoggart's article.
The impression created is that last Tuesday Dr Kelly left his session with the select committee a broken man, a shell of himself, already headed in his mind towards that Oxfordshire copse.
What nonsense that is!
I was there for the whole of the hour Dr Kelly faced the committee, and as he pushed past me at the end to leave the hot and airless room he was smiling, recognising friends and colleagues, clearly relieved the questioning was over, but far from shattered.
Why did the broadcsst media keep repeating the misleading extracts from the Foreign Affairs Select Committee appearance?
Sloppiness? Or directed action?
Professor Keith Hawton seemingly couldn't discern the reality of Dr. Kelly's performance.
The same questions arise in my mind about the failure on Professor Hawton's part.
Was it sloppiness? Or directed action?