- 175 p. ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references.Summary: "Do the great British public get the ‘Red Top’ tabloid press they deserve? Or are the editors’ pious protestations of public interest just a prurient self-serving attempt to boost circulation? Peter Burden examines the News of the World’s performance – its illegal mobile phone tapping, which lead to jail for royal reporter Clive Goodman and the resignation of the editor, and the papers hypocritical bleating when Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh, was himself unmasked. This is a book for everyone who is interested in the standards in journalism, and anyone who cares about privacy, rights and the debate over the Public Interest vs the interest of the public."--Publisher description.