Just like New Zealand

The Leveson inquiry has found something similar to our experience here of the Herald on Sunday.

Leveson Inquiry: British tabloids are ‘toxic’ and ‘unethical’, Grant claims

Actor Hugh Grant has accused the British tabloid press of being “toxic” and “unethical” after suggesting to the Leveson Inquiry that his phone may have been hacked by the Mail on Sunday.

Giving evidence at the start of the second week of the inquiry, Mr Grant said he had become used to the “hatchet jobs” and “lazy reporting” he saw about himself in the British press.

He attacked the actions of paparazzi photographers, who he claims have recently hounded the family of Tinglan Hong, the mother of his baby.

“The police have told me they are increasingly recruited from the criminal classes who will stop at nothing because the bounty on these photos is very high,” Mr Grant said.

“Their motive is money, it is always profit, why should I help them make money out of invading my privacy?”

The actor said there were “pockets of toxic, yellow journalism” around the world, but added: “On the whole it is still done with a certain elegance – an elegance we have lost in the last 30 years in this country.”

Yep sounds just like the Herald on Sunday.


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