There is no better example of this than the Mail’s response to complaints from former Style Council front man Paul Weller, who objected to having his children “plastered” over Mail Online. Apparently “The seven unpixelated pictures appeared in October 2012 after a paparazzo followed Weller and his children on a shopping trip in Santa Monica, California - taking photos without their consent, despite being asked to stop”.
There is only one way this cultural filth can be cleaned from our lives and it is this:
If the complainant succeeds in court, gobshites like the Daily Heil should be forced to not only cough up substantial damages but print an apology that takes up an entire front page. A couple of those would soon see lowlives like Dacre and Kavanagh choke on their own poison. Freedom of expression has absolutely nothing to do with it - the Daily Heil wouldn't know what to do with it if it tripped over it - but neocon corruption has.
Think on this too: the cowards who run this sickening garbage are actually in proximity to children.
and hear we sea the reason why cheap arbitration and papers having to pay legal costs as recommended by Leveson were poison to the Mail. Without those rules papers can appeal and would wish to appeal over and over, bullying their opponents with endless legal costs so that it becomes impossible for the individual to fight the full financial weight of a large company unless they are very well heeled themselves.
Why not punitive damages?
"Damages awarded in excess of the claimant’s loss. They are intended to punish the defendant rather than compensate the claimant and are only available in precise and limited circumstances such as where the defendant is guilty of oppressive or unconstitutional action or has calculated that the money to be made from his wrongdoing will probably exceed the damages payable".
No.The only way this 'cultural filth' will be cleansed from our lives is quite different.
The population at large wakes up. Says we/I no longer want this crap in our lives. Leaves it on the newsagents shelf. Job done. One day.
Funny how money just automatically goes to rich people. If you're rich you can have 5 grand or 2.5 grand land at your feet for doing bugger all.
Poor people can't afford to resort to law in order obtain redress.
To pete c:
Yes, I agree that would be the best way. I should have said, "In the current circumstances."
But the way British society had been manipulated and propagandised means there is minimum likelihood of a boycott in the near. For instance it took the utter horror of the Hillsborough Disaster and cover-up to destroy the Sun circulation on Merseyside. Yet people still buy the disgusting rag elsewhere. And went on buying it and the Daily Heil despite revelations in the Leveson Inquiry.
I don't know what the demographics are of newspapers circulation. But I'm willing to bet the worst poisoners sell more in the bribed south east, and not just because of population concentration.
But as you say, one day......the penny will drop and those who are gullible enough to fall for Murdoch/Northcliff muck will find they are as dispensable as anyone else.
It won't go on forever, it only seems like it. Meantime, we have to deal with the world as it is before it can be changed and improved. We've been here before.
It would be nice if some pap followed and photographed the relatives of Dacre or Rothermere and published those pictures. I wonder what they would say about that?
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