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" performancewith its Fake Sheikh and the illegal mobile phone tapping, which lead to ajail sentence for royal reporter Clive Goodman and the resignation of the editor. Burden also highlights the papershypocrisy when Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh, was himself unmasked.This isa 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."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • Eye Books
  • Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1903070791
  • 9781903070796
  • 1,343,185

About Peter Burden

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