Blair and the media: what do you think?

Surprisingly little reaction on the Lib Dem blogosphere so far to Tony Blair’s speech yesterday in which he labelled the media a ‘feral beast’.

James Graham makes reference, and Stephen Tall attempts a ‘fisk’.

So what do Lib Dem Voice readers think of the Prime Minister’s views?

The first word can go to Don Foster, Lib Dem shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport:

“While the Prime Minister bemoans the change in relationship between politicians and the press, he should recall that he has been its prime cause. It’s easy to blame the press for a loss of trust in politicians; a fairer analysis would point to his own culture of spin.

“Hints at the need for increased regulation of the press are deeply worrying. Politicians may not like what is sometimes written about them, but a free press is the best safeguard for accountability and against corruption and hypocrisy.”

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