Hacked Off: The Press and Leveson – Reality Reversal

9 12 2012

ReverseImagine how the press would be dealing with the Leveson Report and its sequel if an industry other than their own was involved.  Here is what has happened. A whole industry has been roundly condemned by an official public inquiry, with the judge declaring that ‘on too many occasions’ responsibilities had been ignored and concluding: Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson, the View from Ireland: #Cameron to #Leveson: LOL – Eoin O’Dell

9 12 2012

Cameron & LevesonOne of the most entertaining pieces of evidence that Lord Justice Leveson heard during his inquiry’s hearings into the culture, practice and ethics of the press concerned UK Prime Minister David Cameron‘s understanding of the popular sms abbreviation LOL. He had thought it stood for “lots of love“, and had used it to sign off his texts to Rebekah Brooks (sometime Editor of the News of the World, and the Sun, and CEO of News International), until he discovered that it in fact stands for “laugh out loud” (see transcript for 11 May 2012, p76 (pdf)). Given his immediate rejection of the main press regulation recommendations in Lord Justice Leveson’s Report (also here), published on 29 November 2012, he is obviously laughing out loud at the Leveson Inquiry, not showering it with lots of love. Read the rest of this entry »