A LITTLE COMMENT FOR THE PRESS, FROM MILTON JONES

Reaction to the Leveson Enquiry from the press makes it very clear that they of course do not want any statutory interference in their freedom of speech. I know it’s much more complicated than that, but listening to them this is what it boils down to.

So especially for press people, here’s Milton Jones for you. Simply substitute the word ‘law’ for ‘sin’ …

‘People think of the concept of sin law as repressive and restrictive.

And it’s true –

– you can drive a car a lot faster without any brakes.’

And, I might add, further smash up the lives of those who are already facing the worst.

 

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14 thoughts on “A LITTLE COMMENT FOR THE PRESS, FROM MILTON JONES

  1. If any member of the public behaved as some journalists / editors do, they would have long ago ended up in court. For decades, the tabloids have knowingly printed lies and gotten away with it because they are too rich and powerful to sue. After the exhaustive Levison report (which I’ve heard is a fine and thorough investigation) Cameron has betrayed people like Milly Dowler’s and Madeleine McCann’s parents. What a leech.

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  2. The freedom of the press always has limits. The newspapers are now desperate for scandal, although strangely enough they didn’t print anything about Jimmy Saville, but he had powerful friends and became very rich.

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  3. Ooops, please edit this for me GillyK. ….Brooks of News International, who has been arraigned and is currently on bail to The Courts.

    also, Para 3.

    Sadly,people’s memories can be too short.

    Thanks

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    1. Edited as per your request, I hope. Many thanks for the comment. It’s a depressing scenario but I still hold out a forlorn hope that the alliance of the Lib Dems and Labour may yet produce something more just.

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      1. Thanks. It makes sense now. I did edit, after changing a few things; I have a feeling I may have clicked on send the comment too soon. Even so, I did one ‘after’ the other.

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  4. One [news]paper headline said it all today. Cam comes out against statutory control of the press. Do you remember where the cosying up to Cam came from? I do.

    Rebekah Brooks of News International, who has been arraigned and is currently on bail to The Courts, in a text to Cameron ‘giving away’ a soundbite. “Yes We Cam”.

    Sadly, people’s memories can be too short.

    It does appear that the media and the Government are already cosying up in bed together, ahead of the next government elections. No surprises there then.

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