I left it late to buy the Sunday papers today, going to the shop about lunchtime. All the way there I wondered: would I or wouldn’t I? Would I buy a copy of the News of the World or not?
One part of me figured I would be tainted by it and yet another voice whispered, “Yes, but this is a historic event. A national institution commiting suicide.” Read more ›››
I know I have a very jaundiced view of the media, but that has never stopped me buying newspapers. Not that I consider myself a serious media commentator even if I do like poking fun at the more obvious hack banalities, usually to be found in the Daily Mail.
But I made a stand today. Read more ›››
Words fail me over the latest News of the World phone hacking scandal. It has been pretty obvious this illegal activity has been going on under the guise of “public interest”, but hacking the mobile of a murder victim beggars belief.
I’m with those who are calling for a public inquiry because I find it hard to believe that this practice isn’t widespread among the print media being driven to desperate measures to boost their failing fortunes. Read more ›››