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Mail on Sunday and Daily Star Sunday fight over Pippa Middleton

What is it about property buying that gets the Daily Star titles so excited? On Wednesday, the Daily Star called Imogen’s visit to the estate agent a “sexy girlie romp”. And today, the Daily Star Sunday is leading with the “news” that Pippa… Read more

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‘Female newsreader wears glasses’

Currently, in Mail Online’s “So what?” box: But if “female newsreader wears glasses” isn’t quiet enough for you, a visit to the article itself will reveal that there’s far more to it than that: Yes, not only was said female newsreader… Read more

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The Guardian corrects Prince of Wales myth

The following correction was published by the Guardian on Tuesday: An extract of an online opinion piece appeared in the newspaper, headlined Will and Kate’s mask slips (9 June, page 31). It argued that while, pre-wedding, it was announced that the… Read more

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Simon Cowell ‘dead’, says Daily Star

To say that the Daily Star has an affinity for misleading headlines is something of an understatement. Even just this week, we’ve had the ridiculous claim that Imogen Thomas “may become a lesbian”: As Tabloid Watch pointed out, the whole… Read more

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Joe Mott: ‘If Ricky Gervais was homosexual…’

The following appeared in Joe Mott’s column in the Daily Star Sunday: “Not being bad…”? Perhaps for once, words fail me. Besides, I think the tastelessness and offensiveness of Mott’s comment pretty much speaks for itself. (Hat-tip… Read more

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A shocking revelation from the Mail

Featured in the “So what?” box right now: MAN LOOKS OLDER THAN HE DID 33 YEARS AGO: Who would have known? By the way, does anyone have any photos of Paul Dacre, the Daily Mail’s editor, from 30 years ago? Perhaps we could compare it with a… Read more

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Another bunch of sorry rags

Before I begin with the subject of apologies, I should probably begin by saying sorry for the lack of posts over the last week. Normal service will hopefully resume shortly. In the meantime, here’s a quick round-up of apologies, corrections and… Read more

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Daily Star reporter resigns with a stinging letter to Desmond

Richard Peppiatt is a journalist who used to write articles for Richard Desmond’s Daily Star. I say “used to write” because Mr Peppiatt handed in his resignation letter this week – and what a resignation letter it was! Addressed to Mr Desmond… Read more

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