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All Over The World The Media Are Self-Serving, Out of Control Renegades

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‘Freedom of the press’ has nothing to do with the crass and irresponsible behaviour of two scumbag Australian DJs.  Nor is it anything to with the Daily Mail’s intrusive and tasteless 20 page feature on the 12 week pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge.  Nor has it anything to do with the Independent’s publication of false science and sensationalism about cannabis and exploitation of those with mental illness.

These are the self-serving calculations of an out of control media that has politicians in its pocket or terrified to confront its immoral and disgraceful practices.

It seems they can drive a woman to such international humilation that she takes her own life, a princess at high speed into the walls of a Paris tunnel or government policies in any direction they want based on their proprietor’s personal agenda.

They can break the law with impunity, bribing and blackmailing police to leave them alone.

Then, when their actions are challenged and they are called to account, they launch their well-oiled machine of deception, untruth and propaganda and try to seize the high moral ground as if they are protectors of freedom.  In fact, mostly, they are exactly the opposite.

We need an independent media that is required to report truthfully, to moral standards that are enforced by law.

Nothing else will do.  Dacre, Murdoch and their cronies cannot be trusted at all, anywhere.  First we need freedom from the press enforced, strictly, by an independent regulator free from the state by force of law.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

December 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Posted in Politics, The Media

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