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Law needed for press
I SEE Terry Smith is against control of the press. Even grosser still is the advert in The Press of December 12 on the same subject: “Yes... even phone-hacking was a scandal revealed by a newspaper.”
Excuse me – but wasn’t that a crime perpetrated for and on behalf of a newspaper?
If the press is not regulated by law, then it is lawless. There is no such thing as independent regulation – he who pays the piper calls the tune.
Ken Barnes, North View, Catterton.
• Editor’s note: Lord Justice Leveson praised local newspapers in his report into the ethics and culture of the press, saying their contribution to local life was “truly without parallel”.