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Les Being
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Posted: 16 Jul 11 13:15
If I can be serious for a moment, and I'm sure I can if I put my mind to it. I am a little worried about this whole Rupert Murdoch thing.

Wrapped up in this hacking furore are MP's who perhaps see a chance to get back at the British press for exposing the expenses scandal.

They are talking about changing the rules that govern the press. By how much we have yet to see. I know that if I were in government I would be using this golden opportunity to bring the press to heal.

I'm not saying that we are going to end up like China but it is a gradual process.

I wonder what George Orwell would make of this. Are we sleepwalking into 1984?


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Posted: 16 Jul 11 14:18
Some have woken up - most haven't!

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Posted: 16 Jul 11 15:02
They are thinking of restricting the press over there? Hacking into phones is wrong. However, a good journalist should be able to uncover stories without resorting to illegal activities. Or, maybe I'm just naive.

But based on your statement you're fearing something that will be totally oppressive?

I would think then, that's when the people have to start a massive protest.

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Posted: 16 Jul 11 15:52
We'll take to the streets when the price of pies increases.

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Posted: 16 Jul 11 16:57


The unfortunate thing is that there will be no protests from the public re restricting the press in the UK, as most 'newspapers' carry hardly any news as it is, and the public will only complain if their diet of sex, celebrities and sport is restricted.

The one bright hope on the horizon is the current freedom of reportage via the internet, which appears to have been adopted as a method of information retrieval by more and more people. Although if the powers that be start to restrict that - as some other countries have already done then things get serious, and the mercantile classes start getting involved which tends to be where most revolutions start.

And if that was to happen, then come the glorious day, it will be difficult to find a wall long enough to put every smug self-serving manipulative bastard against....Sorry, getting a bit carried away there.

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Posted: 16 Jul 11 17:09
I dunno. I get the Littlehampton Bugle & Arquebus. That's full of news. No scandal there.

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Posted: 16 Jul 11 17:10
Would anybody start a revolution for a free trouser press?

I think we should be told.

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Posted: 16 Jul 11 18:25
Well, I've been looking for a good protest to join.

But seriously, there aren't any "real" newspapers there? I am actually a news junkie. Not celebrity, gossip mind you. REAL news!

And, I really have been looking for a real protest to join.

Oh. They've encased him in Carbonite. He should be quite well protected. If he survived the freezing process, that is.
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Posted: 17 Jul 11 00:14
We had a similar problem with the East Preston Gazette.
Mrs Morpeth was found earwigging the conversations at the Nell Gwin tea rooms and putting her findings in the Forum Ladies monthly news letter.

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Posted: 17 Jul 11 15:46
Butterfly Fanciers Monthly has gone the same way, I am told.



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