I don't think they should create the rules but I completely see that they should play a part in the discussions that lead to the rules. I don't think they should be excluded completely.
If I may, I have a great deal of sympathy, in a way, for the press when they say, "We don't want outside interference", because I spent 18 years running a body that was responsible for all of international motorsport, not just Formula 1, and what one dreaded was well-meaning people from the outside coming and interfering in something that they didn't fully understand.
If I could give you one quick example: when Ayrton Senna was killed in 1994, the entire resources of the Italian judicial system focused on the question of why did the car crash. Now, on the roads, that's exactly what you want to know. You want to avoid accidents, so why the car crashed is relevant. But in racing, they're always going to be crash. They're operating at the limit of human ability. So the interesting question was not why did he crash, but why did he get killed and what can we do to make sure that when they crash -- because it's inevitable -- they won't get killed? And there was us focusing on the question that mattered, and ten years of proceedings through the Italian judicial system focusing on the question that didn't matter.
That is an illustration of something which I think everyone understands, that if you've been in an area for 30-odd years and you have expertise, you really do know what matters and what doesn't matter, but the quid pro quo of being allowed to get on with it is you must succeed in what you're doing. In other words, you have to stop killing people. In our case, you mustn't kill the spectators, you mustn't kill the drivers, or you must do every reasonable precaution to avoid it.
I think it's the same with the press. I think they should be allowed to get on with making the rules, but with outside help.