Here's another great quote about the press from retiring Sunderland South MP and former Mirror journalist Chris Mullin, who I mentioned yesterday had advised a distressed constituent to stop reading the Daily Mail.
In an article called Fear and Loathing in Tabloid Britain for the British Journalism Review last September, Mullin wrote: “THEY’RE ALL AT IT” screamed the Daily Mirror of March 31 over a front page report by one Bob Roberts about MPs expenses. Actually, we’re not. The only place I have ever worked where they were ‘all at it’ was Mirror Group Newspapers in the early 1970s where my first week’s expenses claim was rejected by the man who was supposed to vouch for its accuracy on the grounds that it was so low that it would embarrass my colleagues. "
Saturday Seven Up
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