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RAIMIUS
You with the face!
+244|5799|US
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/28/business/ … ?hpt=hp_t1

So, it sounds like there may be a new overseer of media in the UK.  What do you think?  Is this a major blow to freedom, needed regulation, or something of minor importance?
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,753|5190|eXtreme to the maX
Probably not.

I don't know, a free and fearless press is a cornerstone of democracy, I've seen it in action and its critically important to shine a light into the dark recesses of govt - it really is the only thing which keeps them honest.

But then over-powerful press barons have used it for their own ends and ruined it.
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Cheeky_Ninja06
Member
+52|5817|Cambridge, England
Currently the media quite literally "make shit up" ruin peoples lives and then print a small apology on page 23 and shrug it off.

It needs to change, it wont change if there is no way of enforcing anything.

Basically what we need is somebody to beat up the press when they get out of line, like the office of fair trading does in the market place. We dont want or need every article to be checked and censored just a way to stop the press taking the piss.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,927|5856|USA

If they get a Muslim to oversee it, they can make sure that no cartoon of Muhammed ever makes it into print.
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THE UZI SLAYER
+79|3279|Oklahoma

Cheeky_Ninja06 wrote:

Currently the media quite literally "make shit up" ruin peoples lives and then print a small apology on page 23 and shrug it off.

It needs to change, it wont change if there is no way of enforcing anything.

Basically what we need is somebody to beat up the press when they get out of line, like the office of fair trading does in the market place. We dont want or need every article to be checked and censored just a way to stop the press taking the piss.
That would pretty much kill the free speech part of free speech.

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