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Press v politicians: can tabloids still take on the over-mighty?

Beckett, Charlie (2012) Press v politicians: can tabloids still take on the over-mighty? POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (04 Jan 2012) Blog.

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Abstract

Imagine a top tabloid newspaper supported a leading ‘non-Westminster’ politician through his difficult divorce. Instead of printing hard-hitting stories about the moral duplicity of this very Christian politician, it publishes soft-focus, upbeat articles about his lovely new wife and their joyous life together. The politician goes on to become a leading national figure, but then the tabloid discovers a story of his corruption when he was back in the regions. The politician rings up the tabloid editor to threaten ‘unpleasant and public consequences’ if they publish. What happens next?

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 07:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/77326/

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