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Abolish the Press Complaints Commission

Comment 8th September 2010

If my experience on this forum has taught me anything it is that the British public are woefully misinformed by the British press, and that self regulation does not work. At the moment the PCC has ruled that:

  • A headline constitutes an "opinion piece" and is therefore not required to be factually accurate
  • Factual corrections and apologies can take up as little 5% of the space of original article
  • Complaints can only be accepted from those "directly affected" by the article

The PCC is a watchdog which holds it's own leash, the press have their  shot at self-regulation and they have failed. Abolish the PCC and give us a proper regulatory watch dog.

Why does this matter?

The British public have a right to the truth, it is time to stop being upset by the lies. It is time to get angry at the liars.

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