I have risked labouring this point because it is necessary to put the character of the contemporary press into context. Certainly they promote and encourage the degradation of, and unreasonable interference in, people's lives, but to be fair we have to see this as part of a wider malaise and the only way to address this is to begin the task of creating a just society in the fullest possible sense of that word. Just hammering the press will serve no good purpose.
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If we lay all faults at the door of the print newspapers we are in grave danger of despoiling a priceless if imperfect asset. Without them we would lose one of the bastions of liberty which no amount of Facebooking or Twittering, or even TV channels like the BBC, will ever replace