Another day, another group of offended get their views on TV and radio.
What’s wrong this time. Why, it’s only Call me Dave that has them riled and offended.
Because he’s a Tory? Not especially but probably part of it. No it’s because he hasn’t immediately implemented the Leveson Report.
Chief offended on this occasion is Mr McCann. Gerry. He was slighted by the press. His life was messed around. His wife was also traumatised and her life messed around with. They got compensation, which is fast becoming more useful than breathing. Compensation. Better than a bank loan or a mortgage. You don’t have to pay it back unless of course it subsequently turns out that the compensation wasn’t justified.
Why would any rational, sensible, caring person want any sort of regulation introduced by parliament? In the case of the press are we really going to regulate them? Which model will we use then? No need to re-invent the wheel.
How about Stalins approach?
Or the Chinese governments?
Or Mr Mugabe’s?
Whilst the press need to clean up their act so do the police and the politicians and those sad slebs that tried to make hay when the Leveson sun was shining.
There are adequate laws in place for press misdemeanours, it’s just they don’t get used. The press mess up. The courts already have plenty of powers to sort them out.
But what happens if the press are investigating a problem with politicians if regulatory powers to curb the press were in place? Would we have ever heard about the expenses affair? Not on your nelly. Okay I know they’re at it again just as badly as last time.
The press has to stay independent. At times they will mess up but when they get it right they do us a great service.
Lets get all the offended rounded up and help them back into their box. They can have a rest, take it easy have wee nap or several. They shouldn’t worry. There will be another event, as they see it, which will let them get back out of the box and get seriously offended along very soon.
Just a thought but… could taking offence be regulated?
Now there’s a thought!