Judge To British Media: You Need Regulator

The leader of a major inquiry into the standards of British newspapers triggered by the phone hacking scandal offered an excoriating critique of the press as a whole on Thursday, saying it displayed “significant and reckless disregard for accuracy,” and urged the press to form an independent regulator to be underpinned by law. The report singled out Rupert Murdoch’s defunct tabloid The News of the World for sharp criticism.

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