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Over here, the press would rather BE the news than report it.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997
err, they are not suggesting that the EU has the powers but that national regulators do.
It's the same as the whole banana bollocks. The rule was about the shape of the banana for it to be Class I, not that you couldn't have bendy bananas - that part was journalistic hogwash.
So back to the fine print, what is being suggested? Each member state needs a fully independent regulator and the regulator needs the power to enforce fines and withdraw press cards.
Sh*t, just what Leverson is calling for...
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Any government with a regulator to control the press is stifling free speech.
Say I reported on a potentially dangerous flaw in a standard issue weapon.
The government could remove my licence, and hence my profession, simply because I caused it embarrassment.
They would use the excuse of 'Nation Defence' and 'Security', meanwhile poor bloody Tommy gets his head blown off.
There should be no official or governmental oversight of a free press.
When a paper goes beyond the pale, it answers to its readers.
(QV The News of the World - Deceased).
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