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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:07 PM

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  • America's leading journalist have warned that Britain will lose 'moral authority'
  • They warn Mr Cameron will encourage dictators to suppress their newspapers
David Cameron has been urged to drop his plans to regulate the Press because they ‘run counter to bedrock principles of a democracy’.

Some of America’s leading journalists have written to the Prime Minister saying he will encourage dictators around the world to suppress their newspapers unless he takes a ‘step back’ from creating a new watchdog backed up by statute.

Their letter warns that Britain will lose its ‘moral authority’ to criticise authoritarianism elsewhere if it brings in a statutory response to the Leveson Inquiry into Press standards.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

If they start regulating what the press says then how will you know if they are telling the whole truth.  When people start reading between the lines their conclusion may be much worse than it really is.  This would be a blow to democracy.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

yeahhh lets just let Big brother control everything!!! wooooohooo :td:

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

Whata load of ****. trying to curb the evil of the Sun (which is truly evil, a nasty, horrible, spiteful, vindictive piece of rag) will encourage dictators? these "leading journalists", they couldn't all be employed the the Murdoch empire, could they?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

View PostHilander, on 04 April 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

If they start regulating what the press says then how will you know if they are telling the whole truth.  
basic rule of thumb: if it's in the Sun, it isn't.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

This is coming from the US? Who are lower than the UK in Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Index?

Hmmm.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

Its more about stopping the press doing the following.

Lying.
Cheating.
Stealing.
Willfully causing harm in the name of profit.
Breaking the Law.
Threatening people.
Trying to control people/organisation/the government for its own ends.

Its things like hacking into the voicemails/phones of missing school children, rape victims, political figures and stealing infomation which is then used in damaging stories which cause great harm to those effected.  Its wrong, plain and simple.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:25 PM

The press here are a joke, they just make chavs happy


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

Is Cameron's response "dear American journalists ... sod off".





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