Post Leveson British Press Won’t Publish Naked Harry Pictures
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So far no British media outlet has run the naked photos of Prince Harry’s Vegas bender. Clarence House confirmed the photos were genuine over 45 minutes ago, yet neither the Mail or the Telegraph is running the story with the pictures.
Correction… Probably the most influential political blogger in the UK has put Harry pictures on line. No 'old media' as far as I can see.—
Keir Simmons (@KeirSimmonsITV) August 22, 2012
This situation illustrates the threat to a free press in Britain. The truth is the old media have been scared into submission by the Leveson Inquiry. This is the third in line to the throne, the son of Prince Charles and one of the biggest names in British public life. Yet not one British newspaper is reporting the story with pictures. Nevertheless everyone in Britain will be searching online for these pictures and will find them regardless. The old rules won’t work in the internet age. Fortunately for this blog’s readers, Guido doesn’t care what Brian says…
UPDATE: A Sunday Times royal reporter reveals that Clarence House has asked the British press not to reprint the photos: