Letter: Point of interest

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The Independent Culture
Sir: If journalists are under fire, they have no one to blame but themselves - except those who give them their orders.

It is their job to inform us about what is going on in the public arena as it affects our "interests" as citizens.

It is none of their business to ferret out gossip about public figures simply because the public seem to be "interested" in it.

It is a matter of public interest that expatriate newspaper proprietors should be able to influence government not to adopt policies that don't serve their interests, even if these are in the interests of the nation.

It is no concern of ours to know exactly why a cabinet minister resigned unless it was a matter of political principle or skulduggery.

JOHN A DAVIS

Cambridge

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