Fascinating post from Jon Snow on the whole Politics/Press/Broadcast issue thrown up by the phone-hacking saga:

The relationship between print and broadcasting has always been tense. We both resent and depend upon each other ‘out on the street’. But these days, the power of print is reducing so fast, that that tension is becoming less obvious. This is one element in what has happened with News International. Amid the dog-eat-dog world of journalism, despite News International’s vast multinational well-connected strength, it has become more possible to risk questioning what is going on.

Decline begets decline…