I wonder if The Skeptics were still running Snailclamps at the time?
If so, a detour off SH1 to Palmy might have been in order ... opportunity missed.
I was planning on posting a link to this anyway – a well thought out pro-Leveson view from an insider, but the royals link makes it all the more apposite.
Great discussion. Given me a lot to think about.
I've no doubt many individual journalists still take their role of holding power to account very seriously, but I don't think that's true of those in management.
I think, as has been borne out, this is because someone like Murdoch is the power that needs to be held to account. And if not him directly, then it is business associates or like-minded individuals that he has no interest in alienating.
I don't think it is by chance that the widespread phone hacking / corruption was broken open by The Guardian an independent news organisation.
I don't know if that strengthens or weakens Malik's case. In some sense it weakens -- he is looking to change the culture, but this is unchangeable with the current media ownership mix.
the very sweaty man in a suit.
Rhys Darby surely!
(clearly he is very well preserved)
.. the energy and Knox/audidence rapport in the first shot
.. the "butter wouldn't melt" expression on Graham Brazier's face
.. the way Bob Marley is looking right at me
And I thought I was being brave giving my (then) 5 year old a saw. Ha! I am a lightweight. I don't think it has entered his head to ask for a nailgun. I will make sure he never sees this video.
One slightly- erm, bothered-looking baby?
She does look a bit troubled. I can't say I can recall if she was exercised by the ducks. I could ask her now, but I don't think her recollection would be any better than mine.
I mean, the ducks not outnumber but also outweigh eh?
There were a large number of ducks.