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The three biggest newspaper myths of 2016 debunked

These early days of 2017 are worrying ones for newspapers. Dangerous myths have grown up in the wake of the Leveson Report into the “culture, practices and ethics” of the Press. Now, as part two of Leveson looms, it is time to … Continue reading

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Why the ex-minister who left his lights on wants to curb an ‘over-mighty’ Press

From his cosy perch in the House of Lords, a peer has been haughtily condemning newspapers for having the temerity to challenge a threat to free speech. Tory Lord Jenkin of Roding, who served as an energy minister in the … Continue reading

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Ding dong! It’s hypocrisy calling!

Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead failed to make the number one spot in the music charts on Sunday, taking the sting ever so slightly from the censorship row surrounding it. The BBC, caught not for the first time in … Continue reading

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Attack the Daily Mail’s opinion, but not its right to hold it

Today’s Daily Mail provoked outrage in some quarters with its front page suggesting the welfare state moulded the appalling Mick Philpott into a self-centred sponger who killed six children. There is no doubt it was a powerful splash that was … Continue reading

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