Skepticlawyer » Be civil, or be silent — The demise of red tops and the rise of celebrities’ privacy

UK law (backed by Strasbourg) is now impinging on a particular set of prurient cultural tastes common among both the poor and the poorly educated. The impact is so direct that the working-class media nine pins are starting to fall: this week saw the demise of the Daily Sport and the Sunday Sport, the most down-market of the Red Tops. As I shall argue, blaming the internet is only the half of it: much of the blame can be laid at the feet of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and its protection of celebrity privacy to the same degree as that of common folk.

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