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Paul McMullen: The News Of The World Hack And His Pen (How Long Before He Starts Talking To It?)

by | 11th, July 2011

PAUL McMullen is doing the rounds on the telly. He’s the former News of The World executive caught out by Hugh Grant.

On the telly, McMullen is a terrible talker. He’s nervy. He’s twitchy. He has one beige suit and a pen. He often appears with his tie lowered and top button undone. He looks like an extra from an old Eddie Shoestring episode. And there’s the McMullen pen. Is it a prop? Is he taking shorthand notes as he talks? Are we watching the birth of a brand and the rebirth of the Biro? Or is he auditioning for the lead role in The Beaver 2, replacing Mel Gibson and his rodent with a blue propelling Parker?

How long before McMullen starts talking to his pen – and his pen starts to reply?

This Morning: – pens makes big appearance around 40 seconds:

Newsnight: A bilge fest

Australian TV: Looking stressed


Here’s Grant:



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