Pre-Leveson Blair: “The press is a feral pack”

Tony Blair came to the Reuters HQ in London’s Canary Wharf today [June 13, 2007] to vent his spleen on the media and finally tell it how it is. His speech, billed as being about public life and leadership in the media age, turned out to be a 35 minute blood letting as he savaged the modern 24 hour news media as a ‘feral beast’ which just wants to tear people in public life apart.

He did pause to admit some responsibility, acknowledging that New Labour had assiduously courted the media and spent rather too much time worrying about what the papers said. Continue reading