Manchester United, the Sun and that complaint to the “press regulator” IPSO – Brian Cathcart

11 02 2020

Complaining to IPSO, the fake ‘regulator’ operated by the big newspaper companies, is almost always a waste of time, first because the dice are loaded against complainants and second because, even if you win and your complaint is upheld, IPSO has no power to deliver a meaningful remedy. Read the rest of this entry »





The Cairncross Review: It was a con – Brian Cathcart

28 01 2020

Why has the government binned the key recommendation of its own report on the future of journalism? Because it was only ever meant as a distraction. Read the rest of this entry »






Meghan and the Car Park: Anatomy of a Royal News “Story” – Brian Cathcart

25 10 2019

On 12 April this year the front page headline of the Sun was ‘NOT IN MEG BACK YARD’. The report began: ‘Prince Harry and Meghan have infuriated Royal Household staff at Windsor by banning them from using a car park — because it overlooks their new home.Read the rest of this entry »






Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Standing Up to the British Media Protects Us All from Press Abuse – Brian Cathcart

5 10 2019

The victims of press abuses are usually ordinary people, not famous ones, and those ordinary people are usually powerless.  That is why, when the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, sues the Mail on Sunday, and her husband Prince Harry complains of a campaign of fabrications against her, it matters to everyone. Read the rest of this entry »





So why is Prince Harry attacking the press again? – Brian Cathcart

2 10 2019

Why is Prince Harry attacking the press again? According to Sky News’s royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills, it would appear he’s lost his mind.  Read the rest of this entry »





IPSO gets a new chair, a former Tory Minister – Brian Cathcart

3 08 2019
The corporate papers demonstrate yet again that they are happy for politicians to have a role in press regulation – so long as they’re from the right party.

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