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without these Fleet Street foot soldiers Britain would be a more corrupt country in which the ruling class could engage in all sorts of nefarious practices with no fear of being caught. Without its tabloid newspapers, Britain would be France.

I am so relieved to learn what has protected Britain from corruption for so long. And I wonder if The Spectator's sarcasm might have been the thickest.

There certainly seems to have been significant effort devoted to preventing these "foot soldiers" from being found out for the use of their "dark arts". Perhaps both paparatzi and tabloid jouranalists should be required to dress in Beefeater costumes.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jul 7th, 2011 at 10:12:04 AM EST
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