Another myth is that you need the press as much as they need you. In that respect, look at paragraph 6 of your statement, where you say this:
"It's often argued that as someone in the public eye, I need the media and that intrusions into my private life and the negative coverage are and always have been a fair trade off for success, that I need the press just as much as they need me. However, I cannot see how this is actually the case."
And you say as a singer, a newspaper in particular is a very bad medium for promoting my work. Why is it a very bad medium?