Silencing the Sources

From the Observer

It is a sad truth about the British media that a story’s chances of making the newspapers increase in proportion to an editor’s ability to attach breasts to it. The tale of how the makers of Boob Job tried to undermine freedom of speech by threatening Dr Dalia Nield was no exception to the rule.

I don’t mean to mock. The press does not argue strongly enough for the freedom on which its business and our liberties depend and it was good to see journalists defend the doctor.

The Mail had asked her opinion of Rodial’s claim that its £125 jars of Boob Job would expand breasts by half a cup size if a woman rubbed the cream into her chest for 56 days on the trot.

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