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Old 07-11-2011   #1 (permalink)
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UK's News of the World scandal

Sunday was the final edition, and I have been following this story a bit. Having never read this paper, maybe a Brit can chime in: was it a tabloid like The National Inquirer?

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Sunday was the final edition, and I have been following this story a bit. Having never read this paper, maybe a Brit can chime in: was it a tabloid like The National Inquirer?

It's The End Of The 'World,' But The Story Isn't Over : NPR



Yes, it had the reputation of being a total rag. I remember growing up and sneaking a peek at it
wherever I found it. Was popular with the younger men because almost every page had some degree of nudity. My parents would not allow it in the house. But I should qualify this statement and point out that it's been years since I lived there, and it may have changed considerably before it's demise.
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It was trash for the most part, but tabloids have played a very different, and much more important role in the UK than in other countries. As dirty as their motivations might be, they've obviously been doing some very intrusive investigative journalism and they've exposed many politicians, royals, and businessmen (oh, and George Michael) for being more than a bit naughty. I recommend the "House of Cards" TV series where a fictional newspaper (I think it was called The Chronicle) employs wiretaps, extortion, police ties, etc. to break stories of the kind NOTW might. In part it's like a play by play of current event except it's more than a few years old...
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Damn. The British Parliament is fiery! I thought after the PM's testimony that he was in the clear, then the Labour party dude got up and creamed him. Is it possible he didn't know about Coulson after all of those warnings?
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Damn. The British Parliament is fiery! I thought after the PM's testimony that he was in the clear, then the Labour party dude got up and creamed him. Is it possible he didn't know about Coulson after all of those warnings?

Mrs. Murdoch is a bad-ass. She can be part of my all-girl post-apocalyptic zombie-fighting posse ANY DAY.
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Damn. The British Parliament is fiery! I thought after the PM's testimony that he was in the clear, then the Labour party dude got up and creamed him. Is it possible he didn't know about Coulson after all of those warnings?

creamed??

Or pied? oh no, that was Rupert Murdoch.



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This literally made me laugh out loud

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This literally made me laugh out loud

it was a hoot, stewart is great
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Mrs. Murdoch is a bad-ass. She can be part of my all-girl post-apocalyptic zombie-fighting posse ANY DAY.
Maybe you should have a all girl zombie fighting posse calendar. You wuss.
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