They’re just worried that they won’t have any more frontpages.
They’ll just take the Daily Mail approach where they plaster a huge headline question on the front page – “Did fish gods build the pyramids?” – and readers discover on page 27 that the answer’s “no”.
I don’t understand their agenda. Are they a pro-Diana paper? In which case, don’t they realise that everything they do is affecting her kids? Or are they simply, as you suggest, on the first steps to becoming Britain’s answer to The National Enquirer?
I don’t understand their agenda.
I think it’s a combination of maximising sales – Diana pics sell newspapers – and keeping Private Eye amused.
I think it’s just the absurd side of royalism. Just as a really very plain and dull girl become The World’s Most Beautiful Woman Ever!!! just because she marries a prince, similarly, she can’t die without some absurd fairy-tale explanation. If only MI5 had thought of putting her to sleep for a hundred years as a punishment for pricking her finger on a spinning-wheel, no-one would have suspected a thing.
This has to eb one of the most absurd wastes of public money ever. The only reason for the inquiry was pressure from conspiracy theorists. Some eejit in our Government thought that you could calm conspiracy theorists down by having an official state-run enquiry. Someone up there actually thought that a significant number of people would, in the light of this report, say “You know, I thought it was an assassination by Mossad to prvent an alliance between the Church of England and a Muslim, but I see now that I was wrong: it was just a car crash after all. You live and learn.”
I think you’re right on both counts.
I detest the tabloids. The Mail and Express haven’t even got a pair of tits on page 3 to save them either – it’s just news for the lowest common denominator.
Well, the public gets what the public wants. And as the sales figures show, the public wants tabloids.
See also The Independent — just a different lowest common denominator.
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