Monday, 3 March 2008

The Sun, The New York Post, Bild and...Red Pepper

In a list of the world's most infamous tabloids you would be unlikely to find Uganda's 'Red Pepper'. As the headlines above show, however, it is scurrilous and sensationalist in the extreme, regularly putting out stories that are fundamentally untrue, apparently with no concern for legal redress. Interestingly a friend of mine who used to work in Parliament tells me that it is widely read by MPs, all eager to soak up sleaze stories about their colleagues and pray that they avoid the same fate. For the past three days we have been treated to extensive coverage of the 'Red Pepper' exclusive that the world will end in 2012. Let's hope their sources on this story are as inaccurate as they normally tend to be...

1 comment:

tumwijuke said...

The Red Pepper is unbelievable! Having a whale of a time with their End of the World series. Maybe they'll predict who's going to win the 2011 elections and save us all the anxiety.