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 self-serving attempt to halt declining circulation? Peter Burden examines the News of the World's 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 hypocrisy when Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh, was himself unmasked. This is a book for everyone concerned about standards in British tabloid journalism and people who care about privacy rights and the debate over serving the Public Interest versus the interest of the public.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1903070791
  • 9781903070796
  • 1,499,743

About Peter Burden

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