Michael Barrymore speaks of his experience with the press.
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Michael Barrymore argues against the motion that he does NOT want to make news. He talks of his experience with the press and how they sensationalise stories based on no evidence.
MOTION: "The house would rather make news than report it."
In light of increasing antagonism between those who make the news and those who report it, is journalism a worthy profession? Has the Leveson enquiry changed matters?
ABOUT MICHAEL BARRYMORE:
Michael Barrymore is a comedian voted the UK's favourite television star during the 1990s. He attracted intense media attention following the death of a guest at a party he held in 2001, and later commented "the press killed Michael Barrymore.
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