Fintan O’Toole, 18 July 1996
Show More The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer.
HarperCollins, 550 pp., £16.99, May 1996, 0 00 225318 6Show More
Tickle the Public: One Hundred Years of the Popular Press by Matthew Engel.
Gollancz, 352 pp., £20, April 1996, 9780575061439Show More
Newspaper Power: The New National Press in Britain by Jeremy Tunstall.
Oxford, 441 pp., £35, March 1996, 0 19 871133 6Show More
“... that the line between fact and fiction has become a drunken stagger. Both Matthew Engel and Jeremy Tunstall, in his study of contemporary British newspapers, note the symbiotic relationship between tabloid news coverage and television soaps. Tunstall quotes a ‘senior journalist’ on the Sun who confesses that ...”