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Bring On the Press Police
Wall Street Journal, by Paul Staines

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Posted By:Drive, 11/28/2012 8:14:55 AM

Lord Justice Brian Leveson´s inquiry reports tomorrow, and the consensus is that he will call for a statutory basis for regulation of the press. After three centuries, Britain may thus return to having a licensed press in the wake of the News of the World scandal, in which the now-defunct tabloid allegedly ran amok, hacking the phones of celebrities and innocent crime victims. Britain already has adequate laws to deal with those crimes. In the past year, dozens of journalists, editors and newspaper executives have been arrested for hacking, bribing and stealing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 11/28/2012 8:26:39 AM     (No. 9037199)

Ah. But Mr. Staines forgets that the UN seeks to control the Internet. How free will it be then?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pinchem, 11/28/2012 8:28:03 AM     (No. 9037201)

It is sad that most in the MSM are so pathetic as humans that they cannot exercise ethics and integrity in their reporting.

How about if anyone in the Press (print or online) or TV distorts/twists a story or lies about a story or individual, then fine that author $1,000, the Editor In Chief $5,000, and the CEO $25,000 for each and every offense.

It won´t take long for them to start showing Ethics and Integrity and tell the truth and actual facts.

They should feel fortunate in proposing this. If we were a third world country they would be shot on sight. Which would they prefer?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/28/2012 9:19:01 AM     (No. 9037285)

These scoundrels had no trouble with bribery, hacking, and public humiliations until they were the victim of it.

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