media & PR

Media regulation: can you spot the fake quote?

A leader in one of today’s newspapers, a comment from an MP. One real, one fake. Can you spot which is which?

The newspaper:

Politicians like to claim they are thick-skinned; but given the chance, they will legislate to keep nosey journalists out of their business. It is self-serving – or downright naïve – to claim that they would be doing so in the interests of maintaining ‘a free press essential for a free society’.

The MP:

Newspaper editors like to claim they are thick-skinned; but given the chance, they will keep nosey regulators out of their business. It is self-serving – or downright naïve – to claim that they would be doing so in the interests of maintaining ‘a free press essential for a free society’.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Answer: The fake is the MP quote, the real one is the newspaper quote – taken from an editorial in the Telegraph.

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