Thursday, December 1, 2011

He said what?

Smashing Good Fun

“After Paul McMullan, a former deputy features editor at Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid, had finished his jaw-droppingly brazen remarks at a judicial inquiry on Tuesday, it was hard to think of any dubious news-gathering technique he had not confessed to, short of pistol-whipping sources for information….”

“‘I absolutely loved giving chase to celebrities,’ he said. ‘How many jobs can you have car chases in? Before Diana died, it was such good fun.’”

—Sarah Lyall, reporter, The New York Times,
British Inquiry Is Told Hacking Is Worthy Tool,” Nov. 29, 2011

See also . . .
The Guardian:
Paul McMullan lays bare newspaper dark arts at Leveson inquiry: Former News of the World man defends brutal Sunday tabloid world,”
Nov. 29, 2011.
• The New Yorker: “Is Privacy Evil?” Dec. 1, 2011

• Editorial Comment: Amoral dirtbags.


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