Polly and other responsible journalists dealt with the Child "B" case by focusing on the hugely important issues it raised, treating me as a public servant with some integrity. For the tabloids, both national and local, meanwhile, it was open house for vitriol and personal abuse.
Until my experiences of the past 12 months I had always been a staunch defender of a free press. I now wonder whether those of us in the public glare need some means of protecting our families from the gutter press.
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