Is Going To Court The Answer?

The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast

12-11-2023 • 13 mins

“Do you think Prince Harry spending a reported billion pounds taking the UK press to court is doing society any kind of favours?”

That’s the listener question that’s been sent in by Russ in Harcourt Hill, Oxford, England, for co-hosts Stuart and William to discuss.

William and Stuart start off by talking about what exactly Prince Harry is taking the UK press to court for. William goes onto say that Prince Harry isn’t the only person taking the UK press to court.

Stuart raises how the world of law is expensive and goes on to to talk about how Prince Harry uses the media to help him, but it goes too far the other way. There is some bad journalism out there. He asks whether we drive what journalists produce, or do they drive us?

Stuart finds the question leaves him a bit cold, so the court proceedings might not be relevant to the rest of us. He feels that there’s all kinds of psychology involved in what is motivating Prince Harry to pursue this, and an action for us to take is to maybe explore options outside the court of law. Is that a last resort, and what are the measures before that?

William feels that this case is highlighting that the behaviour of the press needs to be monitored. He sees that would make the press fairer. He further raises that the press know how to create antagonistic headlines to generate an emotional response, to get people to click or buy.

William asks if Russ is asking where the money is coming from? Is it private or public?

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