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Old 21-04-2013, 19:08
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The naming by The Sun is nought to do with 'press freedom', the 'right to know', 'public interest' or so called 'secret arrests' it's to do with the tabloids campaign against regulation.

The papers want to present the image of the 'rich & powerful' censoring the press, when it's about running any old story that sells.

Take the arrests within the scope of 'Operation Yewtree', the tabloids and some saliva dripping contributors to this thread are eager to the name and shame the 'celebs' arrested but it's not deemed in the public interest to name the non celebs that have been arrested?

The tabloids and the investigative truth seeking shape shifting lizards are exactly the same, if it ain't a celeb or a notorious case their interest wanes.

The Mail & Sun want to return to the days when they had the freedom to write whatever they like about whoever they dodn't like...the 'extremely rich and powerful' owners of The Sun & The Mail believe they should be above the law and be allowed to hold the courts and fairness of trials in contempt.

Christopher Jefferies was plucked out of obscurity to have the 'dots joined up' and have this publicly flung at him....
I'm guessing the apology was buried away on page 10? I heard one of the recommendations of the Levenson report includes making such apologies much more prominent in newspapers, which is a good thing.

I remember him having a meltdown on TV-AM or GMTV or whatever one of the BBC/ITV morning things was called at the time, when they played Mike & The Mechanics "The Living Years".
Really? wow
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