Perhaps I'm a navel-gazing Londoner, but I didn't expect to encounter the cool I'm-not-a-hipster-not-quite-a rude-boy-swagger I saw in London, when I met, Ashley Allen, the founder of Avenue Magazine, a quarterly magazine.
With Warhol-ian sarcasm, the sly and powerful 81-year-old media mogul told the Leveson Inquiry that he basically has nothing to hide, let alone fear from this farcical tirade against his corporate stranglehold on public opinion.
Why do asylum seekers get such a rough ride in the media? There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding at the heart of the debate which is exploited by certain papers and politicians to trick the British public into thinking things which aren't true.
Whilst the Beeb faces this constant barrage of intimidation, it just carries on doing what it does best by serving the public. No matter what mud may be slung its way, our public broadcaster just keeps trundling on, as it has done for the past eighty-four years.