Should the media have a duty of care?

A post-Leveson, ‘role of the media’ speech I helped write for Lord Puttnam. 800,000+ views on TED.

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I may be a latte drinking liberal but I respect Massachusetts’ voters

Latte drinking, Guardian reading liberal

I tweeted on Friday that I was profoundly dismayed with democracy in America.  I was called out on this by one of my friends, who accused me of being a latte drinking, Guardian reading liberal and, I suspect his point was, of not respecting the will of the people in Massachusetts.  He’s got at least three points right there, but he’s not right about the last one.  And it’s an important point to respond to because actually I’m excited by the lessons that the will of the people taught us in Massachusetts.  I think they’ve confirmed our exit from the twentieth century. Continue reading I may be a latte drinking liberal but I respect Massachusetts’ voters