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I was on BBC Breakfast this morning...

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Anne Diamond | 14:44 UK time, Friday, 2 December 2011

Lord Justice Leveson

...and it was so nice to have a decent debate about the Leveson Inquiry and what it is going to achieve.

The thorny question came up - why do people buy the papers that peddle hatred and vicious attitudes, and the magazines that specialise in horrid photographs and paparazzi pix?

In other words, are we getting the press we really want?

I reckon such attitudes have been encouraged by the press itself. Twenty or thirty years of the drip, drip effect of nasty attitudes permeating our culture. Can we reverse the effect? It would be nice to try....


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