As Clodagh Hartley is cleared of paying public officials, the Sun calls her a “Top reporter” – not how she’s described her unhappy time at the paper.
… AND A CURIOUS COINCIDENCE
How the Sun’s decision to label ex-contributor Russell Brand a hypocrite follows a legal spat in which it had to pay him ‘substantial damages’.
Well-paid Sunday Mirror columnist John Prescott, usually so vociferous about press failings, has nowt to say about events at his current employer.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM THE MAIL
Diarist James Hughes-Onslow is sacked after complaining too loudly about the Mail spiking his story following a threat from Labour’s Emily Thornberry.
The foul-mouthed tirade of ex-Tory MP turned Mail on Sunday music critic David Mellor proves to be music to the ears of the rival Daily Mail.
HEAVEN SCENT OPPORTUNITY
Mail columnist Sarah Vine gives a handy pre-Christmas namecheck to Chanel – as does the beauty website Get the Gloss (co-founder: er, S. Vine).
WILL IT ALL BE OVER BY CHRISTMAS?
There’s widespread belief at the Telegraph that ‘chief content officer’ Jason Seiken and his wrecking ball will both be gone by Christmas.