Wednesday 20 September 2017

Time to reflect

• With the publication of the Leveson Report into the standards and practices of the British media, one wonders how journalists themselves feel about all of the attention.

Do they now regret their attitudes? Have they finally realised that the concept of 'freedom of the press', while essential to democracy, did not justify crimes like corruption, breaching privacy and ignoring the ethics of their chosen profession.

They, who were always so quick to see the faults in others, must now do a post mortem on their own behaviour. These 'physicians' of British democracy must now heal themselves.

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