Taming tabloid tittle-tattle

Hatred of the tabloids is about more than phone-hacking, as contributors to the Leveson Inquiry have proven beyond doubt. When high-minded ‘ethical’ journalists demonise redtops, are they really deriding the millions who read and enjoy them? Are critics calling for the tabloids to be tamed really talking about the papers, or the public? Is indulging in gossip and gawping at celebrities really such a vice, or can it just be harmless fun? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas, the speakers on this panel have not been tamed. Speakers include: Mark Borkowski, Roy Greenslade, Patrick Hayes, & Jo Phillips. The chair is Nathalie Rothschild.