May I say, on behalf of my entire media group, how delighted we are by your proposal! When news first broke that we were bribing police, bugging innocent civilians, and courting politicians, we were, quite frankly, terrified for the future of privatised media! You can imagine our relief, then, to hear you propose we merely regulate ourselves, basically as we do already. For the sake of impartiality, information must be mediated not by the public, but by rich pro-capitalist corporations. We act in the public interest, not the private. If, occasionally, we harass grieving mothers, photograph people naked, attack the welfare system, and lie if it will sell more papers than cost in lawsuits, these are the faults of a few bad apples -- a T---m Cr---ne, a Reb---h Br----ks, a R----t M----h, -- not of a system designed to make money and protect its hoard at all costs. You can rely on us company directors to be moral, public spirited and all that, just like the bankers when you deregulated them.
See you at the stables,
Nov. 26th, 2012