Press regulator boss discredits group after being found guilty of biased slurs against tabloids

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A GROUP meant to “independently” regulate the press has found its own boss guilty of biased slurs against tabloids.

Impress chief executive Jonathan Heawood and other board members brought it into disrepute by expressing hatred for popular newspapers, an internal report ruled.

 Jonathan Heawood and others fired off tweets comparing popular papers to Nazis and branding them scum

Jonathan Heawood and others fired off tweets comparing popular papers to Nazis and branding them scum
 The report calls for one-time Sun writer Emma Jones to be excluded from dealing with national newspapers

The report calls for one-time Sun writer Emma Jones to be excluded from dealing with national newspapers

Heawood and others fired off tweets comparing popular papers to Nazis and branding them scum.

The report says government regulators may recommend stripping Impress of state backing due to the “serious breach”.

It is bankrolled by former F1 boss Max Mosley who has been accused of having a vendetta against newspapers since the News of The World exposed his sado-masochistic orgies with prostitutes.

The report recommends Heawood should not deal with major news outlets.

It also calls for others including one-time Sun writer Emma Jones and academic Máire Messenger Davies to be excluded from dealing with national newspapers.

It says some tweets they shared “create a risk that a fair-minded and informed observer would conclude there was a real possibility of those Board members being biased.”

 It also recommends academic Máire Messenger Davies be excluded

It also recommends academic Máire Messenger Davies be excluded

The Sun asked Impress if Heawood’s position was now untenable but did not get a reply.

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