Harold Evans, one of the more courageous and accomplished journalists of our times, has died aged ninety-two. Best remembered for his campaigns against the government over Richard Crossman's memoirs and against Distillers over thalidomide, but also the best editor of the Sunday Times in a lifetime. Too honest and not biddable enough for Murdoch, he only lasted a year at the Times, instead of which we got the flabby William Rees-Mogg who turned it in the bland rag it is today. Compare and contrast today's newspaper editors - Dacre, Brooks, Witherow, Viner, Greig or some of those who have dragged British journalism relentlessly towards the gutter - Piers Morgan, Kelvin McKenzie. A remarkable man who deserves better than the grudging obituary in today's Times.