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11 July 2011

‘We name and shame the evil tabloid hacks!’

The cultural elite’s crusade against News International is only a more erudite version of the News of the World’s war on perverts.

11 July 2011

Press culture is none of Cameron’s business

An American free-speech campaigner dissects the ‘delusional elitism’ of those wanting to muzzle the tabloids.

11 July 2011

The myth of the feral tabloid reader

Why the political class loves to peddle stories about the tabloids’ evil grip on the masses’ minds.

After the News of the World, who’s safe?

The unprecedented harrying to extinction of a tabloid newspaper is likely to have a chilling effect across the British media.

What’s really motoring this anti-Murdoch crusade?

What the News of the World is alleged to have done is terrible and indefensible. But the fury about it is being driven by something else.

29 June 2011

Free speech vs privacy? There’s only one winner

Recent coverage of celebrities’ sexual antics has been puerile, but it should not be judges who decide what we read.

11 April 2011

The brassnecked hypocrisy of these invaders of privacy

Yes, the News of the World has behaved badly, but for New Labour bigwigs to complain about being snooped on... you couldn’t make it up.

8 September 2010

This seems like news of another world entirely

Is reheating an old scandal about a Tory spindoctor and phone tapping at the News of the World really the best the Opposition can offer?