The Leveson revelation reminded me, in passing, of this tragedy from a week or so back:
Other residents in the local area were reluctant to speak to the media about the tragedy, which was reported to have happened while Harry and his mother were at her parents' home.
One neighbour, who declined to give her name, told reporters: "It's very, very sad. Losing a baby must be heart-breaking however it happens, and they need to be left to grieve."
My emphases. Maybe people would be actually more willing to co-operate with journalists if they thought that they weren’t descending on local communities as a hostile force. If public support for statutory regulation is an actual threat to free speech rather than, say, a cynical and self-serving helping of bollocks, then whose fault is that?
But what’s the point. What we’re actually in here is democracy failure.