TIL (yes, belatedly) that Paul Dacre is the Chairman of the UK Press Complaints Commission’s ‘Editors’ Code of Practice Committee’:
If you needed proof of the Press Complaints Commission’s utter irrelevance: Paul Dacre is Chair of its ‘Editors’ Code of Practice Committee’.
— Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) October 3, 2013
Paul Dacre also happens to be the editor of the Daily Mail. This is akin to appointing Hitler as Chairman of the ‘Jewish Wellbeing Society’ or installing some Bears as joint trustees of the ‘Keeping The Woods Clean Panel’.
What a joke. Self regulation se ma se ****.
(did you see how I almost semi-ironically self regulated my language there?)