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Trying to rein in a powerful beast uncovers the real nightmare

Far from being a catastrophe for British journalism, the Leveson report merely exposed the nature of its rules: of employing falsehoods, distortion and bullying

By Nick Davies  /  The Guardian, LONDON

However, the real problem, of course, is in the power of the beast. This debate is not about to be settled with facts and reasoned argument. It will be conducted under the same old rules — of falsehood, distortion and bullying. Will any government stand up to it? That is where the real nightmare may lie.

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