News of the World?: Fake Sheikhs and Royal Trappings

News of the World?: Fake Sheikhs and Royal Trappings


By (author) Peter Burden, Edited by Julia Dillon, Edited by Dan Hiscocks


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  • Publisher: Eye Books
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 175mm x 25mm |
  • Publication date: 14 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Much Wenlock
  • ISBN 10: 1903070724
  • ISBN 13: 9781903070727
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 504,452

Product description

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.

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Author information

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

Review quote

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