I understand, but Ms Brooks didn't, and it works in two ways. It's not merely the ability to pick up a story and run with it; it's also the ability to drop a story. One of the points that has been made is: who is checking up on the press themselves, if not the press? The press hold us all to account, whether we be politicians or businesses or judges. The court of public opinion is there for the press to put our behaviour in front of them. But who does it for them? Who looks at the press?