I am not going to praise The Sun. Whilst The Sun has eventually published the images relating to the story about Prince Harry getting jiggy with it, in Las Vegas they have shown a little more courage than their rivals.
What I am going to do slate the entire british newspaper industry for not publishing it initially. Every newspaper ran the story but pulled the images (OK I am not particularly wanting to see Harry naked, it is the principle) under threats from the lawyers of Buckingham Palace.
A free press is essential to call those “in power” or “privileged & influential” positions to account. And as such an important part of the Journalistic job is to report important events including those in the lives of key and influential people in society.
Also if the number of google searches & website hits are anything to go by the public are interested (whilst I realise that isn’t the usual slant on public interest) I think that the newspapers should have published yesterday, editorial content should not be influenced by Buck House, The Police, G4S security gaurds or anyone else.
The Levenson enquiry seems to have reduced most newspaper editors to quivering rabbits caught in the glare of the Levenson Celebrity Band Wagon’s headlights.
Harry may have dropped a bollock on this occasion, but the UK media need to grow a pair.