(Matthew Sweet's article appeared in the Telegraph, 5/16.)

'The day of the newspaper mogul is over… how can you take a moral position if you start invading people’s privacy?” These words might come from the Leveson Inquiry: a poison arrow shot by Robert Jay into the heart of some squirming hack. They are, however, lines from The Journalists — a landmark play about press ethics commissioned 40 years ago by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which hailed it as the greatest play of the Seventies.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *