Scandal Sheets

July 11, 2011

In Britain, the Guardian takes on Rupert Murdoch's cynical view of what newspaper readers want to read.
By Christopher Hitchens

"On a beautiful Sunday morning at Brideshead Castle, Sebastian Flyte breaks off a desultory conversation about religion and morality because he wants to immerse himself in the scandal sheets: "He turned back to the pages of the News of the World and said, 'Another naughty scout-master … oh, don't be a bore, Charles, I want to read about a woman in Hull who's been using an instrument … thirty-eight other cases were taken into consideration in sentencing her to six months—golly!"

Read More (Slate)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every day he posts a comment is another day he is here and it makes me happy no matter what he says.

slyGoat said...

I totally agree with what Anonymous said. We love you, Christopher! (but I'm not praying for you - LOL)

Helen McIlroy said...

I agree with what Anonymous said. We love you, Christopher! (but I'm not praying for you! LOL)

Anonymous said...

fyi
http://surelysomemistake.blogspot.com/2011/07/reefer-madness-evidence.html#comments

Anonymous said...

Think about you often Christopher. You make me feel normal. Thanks, Bob Russell,New York.

The Rabbit said...

Thanks Anon for the link - although Tim Wilkinson is a decidely slimey character and Peter Hitchens his usual arrogant self, some of the information is interesting.

Anonymous said...

Clear and right on the mark (as usual) excellent article Mr. Hitchens.

Anonymous said...

Don't wish to be negative, but there have been no new posts in 10 days...I don't like this at all.

Karen Olsen said...

@Anon: Fear not! New post just this afternoon: http://www.slate.com/id/2299717/ ...


--Karen

 
 
 

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