Bad journo's to be sacked?

#1
Just seen this.............

Call For Bad Journalists To Be 'Struck Off' - Yahoo!
I will admit to having a slight smirk at "We're not having it. This is Britain, Mr Murdoch." Very Downton Abbey!!

But as our press has quite clear de-markation lines, politically speaking, why & how should a Parliamentary Committee control who should & should not be hired & fired?
 
#2
Will never happen, as there would be no Journos left and as they are paying both police and politicos for their stories it would lead to a political fallout the likes we have never seen before.
 
#3
Will never happen, as there would be no Journos left and as they are paying both police and politicos for their stories it would lead to a political fallout the likes we have never seen before.
would be a laugh though!
 
#4
You can't sack all the inadequate journos - there are only so many political parties that require press advisors.
 
#5
You would need a professional registration body - a-la the GMC, SRA or BSA - which has the power to prevent people from carrying out their profession.
 

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#7
Surely there are no bad journos, just bad editors whop actually allowed the crap to be printed!
 
#8
It smacks of 'Big Brother' & curtailing free speech.

Who is to decide what is good or bad journalism, because at the end of the day it's a matter of opinion.
 
#9
Hardly, some of journalism is opinion and some is fact.

Presenting made up bolleaux as fact would be bad journalism.


Cough... Piers Morgan... cough.
 
#10
It smacks of 'Big Brother' & curtailing free speech.

Who is to decide what is good or bad journalism, because at the end of the day it's a matter of opinion.
Pretty much par for the course of Labour, for the suggestion has come from the Shadow Culture Secretary!

Ivan’t Your Licence - Guy Fawkes' blog

Extract from his speech:

Secondly, in Britain a free press is non-negotiable. It was brilliant investigative journalism primarily by the Guardian which forced a reopening of the police investigation when too many vested interests simply hoped it would go away. But with freedom also comes responsibility. Neither the current broken system of self regulation or state oversight will achieve the right balance. We need a new system of independent regulation including proper like for like redress which means mistakes and falsehoods on the front page receive apologies and retraction on the front page. And as in other professions the industry should consider whether people guilty of gross malpractice should be struck off.

Labour Party Conference: Ivan Lewis's speech in full - Telegraph

Funny how the Guardian can be held in high regard by these cnuts, despite being involved in police bribery and hacking themselves!
 
#11
Bloody journos.

There was a documentary on the telly last night about a press baron who tried to start WW3 just so he could make a fortune providing exclusive media coverage of it.

It all ended in tears for him eventually but it's typical of the sort of thing Murdoch and his cronies get up to.

They should be stopped.
 
#15
Aside from the rights and wrongs of it, it would be impossible to prevent someone from being a journalist. You'd need to introduce licenses for blogging and find an effective way of banning people from doing that as well. I ******* love Labour.
 
#16
This smacks too much of a Marxist workers Paradise with Journalists having to be registered in the same way as doctors, nurses, social workers and teachers. State control - no thanks. What next? the Marxist Liarbore Party of Great Britain wanting to register people's computers etc, and maybe charging a tax on PCs, typewriters and other such stuff. Sounds far too much like soviet Russia my my liking.

Of course it will never happen, however strange things do occur within the Marxist Liarbore Party of GB - that useless fiscal goon, Paw McBroone became Chancer of the Exchequor and eventually Prime Muppet after his bleating and whinging and botherings of the much Beloved and Sainted Teflon of B'Liar to stand down so McBroone could take his turn being El Presidente of Busted Broken Blighty's gefucked shores!!

Late o' clock again, time for me Meds before bed.
 
#17
For 'bad' read: stitching up Gordon Brown with the 'personal mic' shenanigans and then ambushing him in a radio studio with the result..

Sometimes journos get it right and sometimes they try a right flier and make a **** of it.... For every dubious page filler there is a serious bit of journalism that frightens the crap out of arrogant power mongers.
MP's cash for questions, expenses, the MoD and the Chinook Pilots' whitewash etc, etc...
 
#18
I agree with the consensus that it won't happen. This is nothing more than desperate politicians using the phone hacking situation to buy votes from people who shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Nothing new there then.
 
#19
Surely the papers should just simpley 'sack' a bad journo? Its not fcuking hard. Then, shock of shocks other papers should realise the journo is a cnut, class 1 and not take him in to employ.

'Striking them orf some list' would give them the illusions of being equal to Doctors or similar.

Perhaps a purely press related euphism could be used... 'where is piers today?' 'Oh, he got the sack' coud become 'where is piers today?' 'Oh, he was stamped on like a Cockroach'.
 

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#20
Fastest U turn in history?

A senior Labour party source said: ‘We’re not in the business of regulating journalists. We have always said self-regulation is the best policy.’

Ivan Lewis bid to curb Press freedoms met by howls of protest at Labour Conference | Mail Online



Edit - Lewis is a stranger to self regulation which perhaps explains the daftest policy statement for many a day...

THE father of text pest Health Minister Ivan Lewis admitted last night that the scandal could end his son's career.

Mr Lewis, 41, bombarded a 25-year-old woman civil servant who worked in his office with suggestive phone messages.

Health Minister Ivan Lewis' father admits text pest scandal will ruin his career after bombarding Susie Mason with texts | The Sun |News
 

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