Much of the press seems to be belly-down on the supermarket floor, punching the linoleum, kicking out and screaming WAAH WAAH BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE REGULATED. Here are ten truths the media needs to hear.
The Labour leader's stance won't win him many friends on Fleet Street but no one should believe the press will swing the next election.
The PM's repeated references to "a hung parliament" suggest that he expects Labour and the Lib Dems to combine forces and defeat him in Monday's vote.
A proposal to enact Lord Justice Leveson's media regulation recommendations has been tacked on to the Defamation Bill, threatening to scupper years of work by libel reform campaigners. It is bad law, and should be dropped.
The noise about supposed Leveson "outrages" is getting worse, says Brian Cathcart.
With some reservations, Labour is inching towards accepting the Tories' proposal of a Royal Charter to underpin a new press regulator.
Surprise defeat over press regulation will force the Tories to overturn Lords amendments in the Commons. But will Labour and the Lib Dems let them?
State-backed regulation would be much the best outcome. But Oliver Letwin's proposal of a Royal Charter might just be acceptable.
The negotiations over press regulation have all the makings of the kind of cosy establishment stitch-up that has allowed journalistic malpractice to flourish for so long.
Culture Secretary's special adviser warned Telegraph reporter of her boss's involvement in press regulation.