Marketing_Guy - 3:04 pm on Aug 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes, the Sun published photos of prince Harry in the buff claiming it was in the public interest. Yeah right!
Yeh and argued it was "peverse" *not* to publish the pictures. Gobsmacking hypocrasy. Basically the UK press were grounded for bad behaviour, but The Sun couldn't stand other kiddies playing with the new toy and just had to have a go themselves.
For those not familiar with The Sun, it's a cheap tabloid famous for its page 3 girls (topless models) and generally celebrity gossip and "news".
I think the comments from the Independent are as much trying to position themselves away from the tabloid side of the market as protecting themselves. And rightly so, as most of the issues have risen from the slack ethics and supposed self regulation of the lower side of the business (seriously, what level of scumbag actually lowers themselves to hacking the voicemail of a murdered teenage?).
Bring back newspaper tax IMO - for tabloids only!