Tuesday 30 November 2010

Making a splash: WikiLeaks sets UK news agenda

revelations from US embassy cables dominate the UK front pages this morning with the combination of stories about claims China might abandon North Korea and the "rudeness"of Prince Andrew.

The Daily Mirror is the only red-top to splash on a WikiLeaks' story. The Daily Star goes for 'Becks: New sex plot to wreck World Cup bid', and the Sun: 'Cheryl's £3m X Factor USA deal'. The Financial Times leads on 'EU growth funds lie idle under red tape.'
  • According to the cables, Prince Andrew has a dim view of Guardian journalists: A dispatch about the Prince's briefing businessmen at a brunch says he "then went on to 'these (expletive) journalists, especially from the National [sic] Guardian, who poke their noses everywhere' and (presumably) make it harder for British businessmen to do business. The crowd practically clapped."

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