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In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

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... In itself this leads to reporters using more desperate measures to gain stories, but providing they stick to those who we enjoy seeing fall then we don’t mind. The only thing we like more than building up a star is knocking back a star, and the media know that all too well. So what will ... Read review

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Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil Review with images

AdvantagesWe hold the power

DisadvantagesWe don't do anything with it

"...has left a sour taste in everybody’s mouth without a shadow of a doubt and it has raised serious questions in our minds. These questions revolve around the newspapers actions and who else might be implicated, but also about our own views and how this went on for so long without anyone caring. The question is not just how far can they go, it goes much deeper into the our views and we need to ask ourselves how far we will let them go for the sake of ..." Read review
16.07.2011

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We all want the dirt and so don't shoot the messenger. Review with images

AdvantagesGreat story

Disadvantagesheads will roll

"...a fast bowler, who ‘gobbed’ in the face of our batsman at the crease. Our player in question told me it had happened and said the umpires on the field didn’t want to know as gob dripped off his visor. The interesting fact here is Wagg had already had a six month ban for smoking pot and this story could have finished his career at the time. I did get to print it and both guys are still playing. At local rag level nothing risky goes in the paper that ..." Read review
22.07.2011

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The future is in our hands people.

AdvantagesMakes us doubly aware that we have responsibility to hold the media to account.

DisadvantagesThis won't be the last case of its kind.

"...written press to go to in order to bring us a story. As always with these discussion topics, there are many issues to consider, and so I will try and look at some of these in turn. However firstly I think it is important to have a quick run through of what has happened so far. The phone hacking scandal has been rumbling on at the News Of The World since 2005. A story was published regarding Prince Williams suffering a knee injury, and Buckingham ..." Read review
17.07.2011

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Try looking in the mirror

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"...has occurred everyone is up in arms even though the subject has been brought up many times before. Suddenly one man cops the full whack and blame for it all. Suddenly we all seem to care. == Sharing the blame == Firstly if you are going to buy the types of paper which blatantly flaunt the law, and glorify horror, atrocities, and celebrity status, and they continue to do so and you continue to buy then perhaps you aught to stand up and take part ..." Read review
25.07.2011

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Community Level 2TheTravell...

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I'm Hacked - You're Sacked - World Feel the Impact!! - UPDATED!!

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"...are ready to justify themselves in front of everybody. ===Let me qualify that.......=== If I think somebody has kidnapped my family and I think they are in some building, but that building is not mine, I will enter that building and rescue them. Now, if I am wrong I will face everybody, apologise and pay whatever damages the court sees fit, because I am wrong. If I am right, then I am justified to enter the building because kidnapping is worse ..." Read review
18.07.2011

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