Bad journo's to be sacked?

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  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. 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.
  6. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

  7. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Surely there are no bad journos, just bad editors whop actually allowed the crap to be printed!
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  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.
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  10. 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.
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  12. Hardly surprising given their predisposition for 'back-door' legislation.
  13. *Ahem*, I think you were watching "James Bond - Tomorrow never Dies" ;-)
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  14. 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.