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The future regulatory arrangements for the newspaper industry need to be done in a much calmer deliberative way, in slower time when we've got beyond this media firestorm. ---->>>

If you over-react to a crisis legislatively it generally ends in disaster. ---->>>

The web of influence which News Corporation spun in Britain, which effectively bent politicians, police and many others in public life to its will, amounted to a shadow state. ---->>>

I've got to be careful what I say but Glenn Mulcaire was a blagger and a phone hacker. ---->>>

The last thing we want is politicians running newspapers, but so too we don't want newspapers running the government. ---->>>

The serendipitous nature of hypertext links is just brilliant for a curious mind. I love it. ---->>>

I've been a minister and I know how cautious you have to be. ---->>>

It's the job of a special advisor to be the eyes and ears of a minister and it's the job of a corporate lobbyist to represent the best interests of their organization. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-14, 1914
Die: 12-31, 1993
Occupation: Businessman

Thomas John Watson Jr. (January 14, 1914 – December 31, 1993) was an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist. He was the 2nd president of IBM (1952–1971), the 11th national president of the Boy Scouts of America (1964–1968), and the 16th United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1979–1981) (wikipedia)