CALL THE PIGS!
The law about hacks who pay public officials is cloudy… but investigating generous party donor Lord Ashcroft could help set a handy precedent!
DACRE v DAVE
Paul Dacre’s hysterical attack on the PM using unsubstantiated claims in Lord Ashcroft’s book is a cause of worry to embarrassed Mail executives.
NOTHING TO SEE HERE…
After a call from chairman Aidan Barclay, the Telegraph decides the ‘lurid nonsense’ of Pig Gate, the big story of the week, is unworthy of its attention.
QUICK ON THE UPTAKE…
New Sun editor Tony Gallagher wastes no time in attacking BT – a fierce commercial rival of his boss Rupert Murdoch’s beloved Sky.
THEIR MASTER’S VOICE
The Sun takes an unusual interest in US politics and presidential wannabe Ben Carson – just after Rupert Murdoch tweets his approval. Funny that.
Evening Standard ranks rugby captain Chris Robshaw with George Osborne as London’s most influential person. (Clue: he was the editor’s son’s best man.)
Rebekah Brooks’ ex-PA Cheryl Carter, found not guilty alongside her boss, launches an energy drink which gets a plug in one national newspaper. Can you guess which one?