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Posted: October 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

The Press and Section 40: Roy Greenslade and the Nightmare Scenario

By Professor Brian Cathcart In the long history of special pleading by our corporate national newspapers, the nightmare scenario has played a distinguished role. Few…

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Posted: October 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The relentless humiliation of IPSO and Sir Alan Moses – Brian Cathcart

The big national newspapers are on the warpath again about regulation, desperately promoting the supposed virtues of their pet regulator, IPSO, and warning hysterically that…

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Posted: October 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

The Pilling Review of IPSO: An exercise in futility

By Martin Moore If the Pilling Review [pdf] was the industry’s attempt to give IPSO some legitimacy then it has backfired. The review was set…

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Posted: October 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

10 ways in which the Telegraph’s Fraser Nelson gets it wrong about Allardyce, Leveson and the Press – Brian Cathcart

Isn’t the Daily Telegraph great? That, in essence, is the question Fraser Nelson asks in his article (in the Telegraph) entitled ‘The value of our…

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Posted: July 28, 2016 at 9:48 am

ITN’s complaint to IPSO over hijab article is a waste of time

By Brian Cathcart ITN and the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji have joined many others in complaining to IPSO about Kelvin MacKenzie’s crass remarks…

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Posted: May 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Should IPSO investigate the Sun? Of course. But it won’t.

By Brian Cathcart When the editor of a national newspaper announces that, having been found guilty by his regulator of misleading his readers, he is…

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