[Nottingham] El Reg (and Press/Media freedom) Threatened *TODAY*

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Jan 10 14:42:48 UTC 2017

On 10/01/17 14:16, Jason Irwin via Nottingham wrote:
> On 10/01/17 14:02, Martin via Nottingham wrote:
>> Here is a rather chilling bombshell that requires yet more community
>> action to steer what our Government /should/ be *doing for us* ...
>> Has our democracy really become so badly dented and corrupt?...
> Don't they just need to join a regulator? If they don't like Impress,
> can't they just start a new one and get that recognised?
> If anything, it's "Private Eye" I'd be more concerned about. They have a
> habit of exposing the rancid underbelly of Westminster and the Rotten
> Boroughs.
> I do agree though, expecting the defendant to bear all the costs even if
> they win seems a bit counter to natural justice.

Note how the present monopoly of 'recognized' 'regulators' appear to be
far from 'unbiased in their funding and interests'...

To my mind: We are a long way away from "natural justice" and instead
suffer too heavy a bias favoring those who can afford to [threaten to]
employ lawyers to argue at everyone else's expense.

If anything, we need to employ regulations that remove the arguments and
lawyer costs [and the coercion by threat of the legal _costs_ ] by
firstly establishing and protecting The Truth, just as the press are
intended to uphold.

(Qualified exceptions made for the comics and the gossip sillies...)




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