The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

There are major players in the media that have a dominating influence. If we take the press with which we are particularly concerned, we have a situation where you have major press oligarchs who make tacit deals with Government, who, at the behest of a small number of people, can move into coalition with Government or launch a jihad against Government.

So the problem is not that there is a mix in terms of the diet of consumption. The problem arises from the concentration of power in key sectors. The point you are making is obviously right. People draw upon information from different sources. But that doesn't obviate the point that a concentration of fire power within particular sectors has enormous political clout and enormously influences the nature of British politics.

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