Polly Toynbee’s latest:
Our free and progressive voice matters not just for our own sake, but for the politics and diversity of a society currently dominated by the views of a few media owners with similar views to each other.
The Guardian is always free to hold power to account: to take on politicians, global corporations, the secret security state or great vested interests.
We have dared where many shied away – on Wikileaks, the Snowden revelations or hacking and intrusion by the Murdoch press and others. The Guardian won the Pulitzer prize last year for public service journalism. Journalists who work here are not part of the press pack who must always keep one eye looking over their shoulder at their proprietor’s political whims – on business, on taxation or the European Union.
Public service journalism at its best, eh?