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News of The World versus the BBC: who wins?

by | 12th, November 2012

WHAT’s worse, then, the BBC calling an innocent man a paedo and celebrating a guilty man who was, or the News of the World for hacking phones? The NoW died. The BBC carries on.

John Ware writes for the The Observer . We’ve changed a few of the words, which are highlighted:

The resignation of Rebekah Wade as  News International  director general is both a personal tragedy and a hammer-blow for News International . In just a matter of weeks, the senior management seems to have collapsed into a dysfunctional heap under the strain of first the Milly Dowling and then the Hugh Grant crises.

The irony is, as Michael Grade used to say, when he ran Channel 4: “It’s News International that keeps us honest.” That was true then, and it remains true today, despite the trouble that Wade’s resignation has prompted.

Almost every week, one News International title or another breaks a story with something new, important and interesting to say…

The News of The World the programme I worked on for 25 years has been right on song recently, with some hard-hitting investigations, most notably corruption in Pakistani cricket and unconscionable lying by Tory Boss Jeffrey Archer.  In

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