Hyperbole….it can be defined as The Sun reporting that the “crisis” over Press Regulation as “D Day”. There is something particuarly hilarious about Journalists talking about their favourite subject…themselves.
Hyperbole…yes but also Hypocrisy.
Legislation is about the balance of Rights. And it is all very well that journos getting emotional about Freedom of the Press. If there is any re-calibration of the relationship between Press and Legislation, lets not forget that this was caused by the disgusting behaviour of journalists…and the equally disgusting inability and unwillingness of their fellow journalists to go anything beyond the “rogue reporter” narrative.
It is all very well saying that the Press is the watchdog we need to keep an eye on Government and the Courts and ….the Dowler family. But at the end of the day, Courts tend to be more trustworthy.