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They do, but it's interesting, I mentioned the Peter Oborne piece in the British Journalism Review, there are some journalists who do this as well, but they tend, as in that article, to be treated as outsiders, oddballs. I think what that Hacked Off and Full Fact and the Media Standards Trust and these bodies are representing is a genuine public concern about what the media has become and this loss of faith and loss of truth in where fact ends and where comment begins.

And I think I agree with what Gus O'Donnell said this morning, but I think it's naive of either of us to think that you're ever going to change that and actually a part of me says you shouldn't want to change that. Newspapers, particularly in the Internet age, have to be able to take strong positions but I think there should be a greater ability for people and organisations to be able to have a comeback against them when they are distorting, not just fusing fact and comment, but actually are inventing to suit a particular agenda, and we had that the whole time and so do a lot of people in public life.

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