Leveson asks why, not just how | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian

by peterjukes

New Labour courted the Daily Mail partly out of awe at editor-in-chief Paul Dacre’s instinctive feel for middle England’s psyche. Coulson, the comprehensive schoolboy raised in a council house, was the gilded Camerons’ key to a struggling Sun-reading demographic – one they have alienated fast since dropping their toxic friends.

If nothing else, the Leveson inquiry should prompt politicians to question why they became so dependent on tabloid editors to explain what their own constituents think (and perhaps whether quite so many MPs should be broadsheet-reading graduates).

via Leveson asks why, not just how | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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