Newspapers reject the abstract concept of shame
Said one Editor: 'Until we get some kind of vote on the European issue, I don’t know how we can rush to any judgement on the rights or wrongs of phone hacking murdered teenagers. What next, equal rights for gays?'
Proposals for self-regulation and just the occasional 'twinge of guilt' have been widely dismissed by the Newspaper Society and would play into the hands of paedophiles and terrorists or worse paedophile terrorists. ‘Next we’ll be told racism is bad’.