Common Purpose affiliate Hacked Off worked towards silencing the press with the support of Emma Freud (daughter of Clement Freud) spouse Richard Curtis. Hugh Grant was employed in Richard Curtis productions.
Wonder why RC wanted the press silenced ?
Curtis together with Lenny Henry are co-founders and co-creators of Comic Relief and Red Nose Day. Curtis is also a founder of Make Poverty History. He organised the Live 8 concerts with Bob Geldof to publicise poverty, particularly in Africa, and pressure G8 leaders to adopt his proposals for ending it. He has written of his work in The Observer in the Global development section in 2005.
He talked the producer of American Idol into doing a show whereby celebrities journey into Africa and experience the level of poverty for themselves. The show was called American Idol: Idol Gives Back. In 2014, Curtis publicly backed “Hacked Off” and its campaign in support of UK press self-regulation by “safeguarding the press from political interference while also giving vital protection to the vulnerable.”
TAP – The Greeks understood the importance of entertainment in shaping the culture of society. That’s why they built an amphitheatre in every city, and had plays re-written every year to influence the polloi on behalf of the few who sponsored these dramatic productions. Hugh Grant experimented with some independent thoughts, but was ruthlessly brought to heel by a little exposure. The Press is a key influencer that the parasites have to control. When politics gets too dirty to be the right channel to steer the desired result, why? They get entertainers to become temporary politicians. Bob Geldof was trying the same today on the Thames, and got a Farage splash for so-doing.