Category Archives: Newspapers

KELVIN MACKENZIE’S ‘EVERTON GORILLA’ COLUMN HAS DROPPED HIS BOSS RUPERT MURDOCH IN THE BROWN STUFF – MORE FOR HIS MEGA-BUCKS SKY BID THAN THE SUN

Steve Sampson, journalist and media expert, on the real fallout for Rupert Murdoch from his former Editor’s rant   There can hardly be a column more offensive and downright stupid than Kelvin MacKenzie’s rant in The Sun about Everton star … Continue reading

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WHEN IS A SEX STORY NOT A SEX STORY. WHEN IT THREATENS THE PRESS MORE THAN THE SEXY BEASTS.

Newspaper Executive Steve Sampson on the latest scandal to engulf a government Minister. This time it’s the Culture Minister in charge of… The Press. So a senior government Minister has been banging a prostitute (sorry Guardian/BBC… sex worker) who specialises … Continue reading

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RUPERT MURDOCH, MY PART IN HIS SUCCESS – AND HOW I OFFERED HIM MANCHESTER UNITED ON A PLATE

The world’s greatest media giant is passing the reins. Here Steve Sampson, a sometime Murdoch executive, offers a dispassionate insight into the man who has made the news for over 50 years. This is about Rupert Murdoch. But you want … Continue reading

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A LAST DESPAIRING ELECTION MESSAGE – VOTE FOR ME, I’VE GOT BIG T**S

It’s make your mind up time folks – and the paper you read could swing your last minute vote. The front pages are screaming “Vote This Way” – but we do care? The Guardian is read by people who think … Continue reading

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VOTE FOR ME, HOW AM I LOOKING?

ASK THE PICTURE EDITORS AND CARTOONISTS. THEY’LL MAKE THE POLITICIANS LOOK LIKE WINNERS OR HOLD THEM UP TO SEARING RIDICULE There was famously never a bad picture of Princess Diana in the papers. Why would you – she sold copy … Continue reading

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MAILONLINE IS THE MOST REVILED NEWSPAPER WEBSITE…

IT’S ALSO THE BIGGEST AND WORTH £1B. IS IT THE DEVIL ONLINE OR JUST A TARGET OF JEALOUS MEDIA CHATTERING CLASSES? Say what you like about Martin Clarke and MailOnline. Everyone else does. George Clooney described the website as “the … Continue reading

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IT WON’T BE THE SUN WOT WINS IT – BUT YOUTUBE MIGHT

Rupert Murdoch famously bollocked Kelvin MacKenzie for the Sun’s searing headline “It was the Sun what won it”. As with many things to do with Kelvin, Rupert completely misunderstood his mercurial Editor’s thought process. The headline caught the mood of … Continue reading

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NO SUN NEWSPAPER REPORTER WILL EVER BREAK THE LAW – EVEN TO SAVE THE WORLD

View image | gettyimages.com Every Sun newspaper reporter lives for a Page 1 by-line. But Nick Parker’s name on the Alps Suicide Plane story has an especially bittersweet taste. Nick was arrested three years ago in the hacking scandal frenzy. A … Continue reading

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