Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Paper chase

As the concluding speculation in this Media Guardian profile from July 2002 suggests, perhaps Rebekah Wade's move from News Of The World to The Sun wasn't entirely unexpected. As David Yelland disappears off to America, she's stepping into his editorial shoes. Under her stewardship, lest we forget, the News Of The World was responsible for inciting and inflaming the anti-paedophile vigilante witch-hunt with their 'name and shame' campaign, and she was accused of "grossly irresponsible" journalism by senior police officers. And now Wade's taking charge of the largest-selling and most influential daily paper. Is it just me, or does this give you cause for concern?

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