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Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Wednesday 13 February 2013
The ‘test’ for press freedom should not be set by lords or victims
The idea that the Tories’ proposals for press regulation are ‘too soft’ turns truth on its head.
Thursday 7 February 2013
An unfree press – by appointment to the Crown?
The Tories’ ‘alternative’ to statutory press regulation is to get the monarch and Privy Council policing freedom of expression once again.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Ditch Leveson - let’s get back to first principles
Amid the elites’ detailed discussion of competing forms of regulation, there's a danger of losing sight of the far bigger issue of press freedom.
Monday 10 December 2012
Practical jokes do not cause death
The blame game around two radio DJs effectively accused of prompting a nurse’s death only compounds the tragedy.
Monday 3 December 2012
Leveson: a licence to police press freedom
The dangers inherent in Lord Justice Leveson’s report do not end with the controversy over statutory underpinning for a new press regulator.
Monday 12 November 2012
‘Serious journalists’ are the most tabloidesque of all
/paedophile fiasco has utterly exploded the idea that modern British journalism can be divided into Good and Bad camps.
Thursday 8 November 2012
Defending the press as an unruly mess
In the debate about statutory-backed regulation, many on all sides appear to have accepted the myth that the UK press is too free.
Wednesday 19 September 2012
‘Our liberal media is less keen on a free press than the Puritans were’
Mick Hume, author of new book
There Is No Such Thing As a Free Press
, answers your questions.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Is Murdoch really
a lizard in a suit?
The Murdoch-bashing of the smart set who believes he ‘controls Britain’ has crossed the line from rational inquiry into David Icke territory.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Who wants to live in
Hugh Grant’s ‘ideal world’?
The tabloid-bashing actor-crusader returns to read Lord Justice Leveson’s script on ‘light touch’ state regulation of the press.
Monday 27 February 2012
The danger of reporters becoming ‘crusaders’
The death of courageous war reporter Marie Colvin in Syria was a tragedy – but not a justification for further Western intervention.
Monday 27 February 2012
How Leveson has chilled the
Sun on Sunday
is proof that elite hysteria about ‘tabloid culture’ is taming and dulling the tabloids.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Who’s afraid of the
rising on a Sunday?
Rupert Murdoch’s new tabloid has already been branded a ‘creature from the swamp’ – let’s hope it is the
News of the World
with knobs on.
Monday 30 January 2012
The misogyny of the
anti-Page 3 brigade
The prudes trying to strip the tabloids of topless pics belittle women far more than any male reader could.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Taking risks in pursuit of the truth
The jailing of two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia is a powerful reminder of the need for investigative reporting.
Tuesday 3 January 2012
Using tabloid tactics to slay the tabloids
's retraction of the Charlotte Church story brings to
the number of anti-Murdoch articles it has had to correct.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
The UK press is on trial for its freedom...
… and the tabloids have already been found guilty by Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry/inquisition.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Attacking press freedom in the name of privacy
Having made private conduct central to politics, it’s a bit rich for MPs now to slate the press for being obsessed with private peccadilloes.
Tuesday 2 August 2011
Panorama’s addiction to pisspoor journalism
Last night’s edition of the BBC’s current-affairs show was a one-sided showcase for the anti-alcohol lobby.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Murdochphobia is not as radical as you think
Whatever you think of Rupert Murdoch (I’m not a fan), you should be concerned that bashing him has become the only political game in town.
18 June 2013
Roll up, roll up – watch Nigella being strangled!
13 June 2013
Twitter: #FreeSpeech or #EthicalCleansing?
14 June 2013:
Why should we care about The Stone Roses?
7 June 2013:
We don’t want a Time Lord for our times
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