News of the World?

News of the World? : Fake Sheikhs and Royal Trappings

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Do the great British public get the press the Red Tops think they deserve? Or are the tabloids pious protestations of public interest really just a prurient self-serving attempt to halt declining circulation?Peter Burden examines the News of the Worlds performance, with its Fake Sheikh and the illegal mobile phone tapping, which lead to a jail sentence for royal reporter Clive Goodman and the resignation of the editor. Burden also highlights the papers hypocritical bleating when Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh, was himself unmasked.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 109 x 175 x 25mm
  • Eye Books
  • Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.)
  • 1903070724
  • 9781903070727
  • 632,119

Review quote

"A well documented exposure of underhand tactics, gross intrusion, and embarrassing cock-ups." Derek Jameson, former editor, "News of the World""show more

About Peter Burden

Peter Burden is a ghostwriter, and the author of"Rags.""show more