The head of the Press Complaints Commission wants bloggers to sign up to a voluntary code of practice. He says:
“…there are no professional standards, there is no means of redress…”
However, bloggers do not have the resources of media organisations to deal with complaints. Can most bloggers be defined as professionals? Is the ability to post a reply not a means of redress? Also the same legal options for redress apply to bloggers as their much larger old media cousins.Meanwhile Alistair Campbell opined that;
“perceived as a positive development”
but complained they produce;
“some of the most offensive stuff”.