Amy Sohn is a Brooklyn-based author and screenwriter. Her first two novels were Run Catch Kiss and My Old Man, both published by Simon & Schuster, a companion guide to television's Sex and the City and the City: Kiss and Tell, she graduated from Hunter College High School in 1991 and Brown University with an A. B. in 1995. Sohn's novels include Prospect Park West and its sequel Motherland, about four women who live in the Park Slope neighbourhood of Brooklyn, she was a contributing editor at New York magazine. From 1996 to 1999 she wrote "Female Trouble", for New York Press, her articles and reviews have appeared in The Nation, Harper's Bazaar, Men's Journal and The New York Times Book Review. In 2012 she cowrote the book, she wrote the films Pagans, in post-production, Spin the Bottle, available through TLA Releasing. She cocreated and starred in the Oxygen television series Avenue Amy and appears on television as a pundit on popular culture. Sohn, Amy. "Bruce Jay Friedman ". The Believer. 6: 57–64.
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David Corn is an American political journalist and the chief of the Washington bureau for Mother Jones. He has been Washington editor for The Nation and appeared on FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, BloggingHeads.tv opposite James Pinkerton or other media personalities. In February 2013, he was named winner of the 2012 George Polk Award in journalism in the political reporting category for his video and reporting of the "47 percent story," Republican nominee Mitt Romney's videoed meeting with donors during the 2012 presidential campaign; as an author, Corn's output includes nonfiction and fiction and deals with government and politics. Corn has been a book reviewer. On one occasion, he criticized his own organization when Nation Books published the translation of a controversial French book on Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks. Forbidden Truth: US-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy and the Failed Hunt for Bin Laden, by Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquié, suggests that the attacks resulted from a breakdown in talks between the Taliban and the United States to run an oil pipeline through Afghanistan.
Corn argued that publishing "contrived conspiracy theories" undermined the ability to expose actual governmental misbehavior. On November 1, 2017, Politico reported that David Corn's employer, Mother Jones magazine, had opened an investigation into allegations that Corn had engaged in inappropriate workplace behavior. Corn was raised in a Jewish family in New York, he attended Brown University where he worked for The Brown Daily Herald. After his junior year, he interned at The Nation where he accepted a job as editorial assistant instead of returning to finish his degree, he earned his remaining credits at Columbia University and received a B. A. from Brown University in 1982. He joined Mother Jones in 2007. Corn's first book was a 1994 biography of longtime Central Intelligence Agency official Ted Shackley, which received mixed reviews; the book used Shackley's climb through the CIA bureaucracy to illustrate how the Agency worked and to follow some of its Cold War-era covert operations. In the Washington Post, Roger Warner called it "an impressive feat of research".
Corn moved on to fiction with a contribution to Unusual Suspects, a paperback collection of crime stories published as a fundraiser to combat world hunger. His first novel, Deep Background, was a conspiracy thriller about the assassination of a president at a White House press conference and the ensuing investigation. Reviews praised Corn's mastery of the political atmosphere and characters, although they split on whether this was a virtue or, coming at the conclusion of the Clinton years all-too-familiar territory. With the arrival of George W. Bush, Corn became a harsh critic of the President, his next book, The Lies of George W. Bush, charged that Bush had systematically "mugged the truth" as a political strategy; the book broke with journalistic practice for its explicit charge of lying, a word avoided as editorializing. In particular, Corn criticized many of the arguments offered to justify the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. In Hubris, written with Michael Isikoff of Newsweek, Corn analyzed the Bush administration's drive toward the invasion.
Corn announced on The Rachel Maddow Show on 9/12/2017 that he and Michael Isikoff were working on a new book about the Trump campaign and administration's ties with Russia and the Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential campaign, as well as a history of Russian tactics. Corn was involved in the early coverage of the controversy over leaks to the media of the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame. After Robert Novak revealed Plame's identity in his July 14, 2003, Corn was the first to report, three days that Plame had been working covertly. Novak, for his part, disputed that Plame had been a covert operative at the time her identity was revealed, he objected to the negative portrayal of himself in Hubris, for which he blamed Corn more than Isikoff. He said of Corn, "Nobody was more responsible for bloating this episode." Novak felt that Corn was too close with former ambassador Joseph Wilson, Plame's husband and a key figure in criticism of the administration's arguments for invasion. However, in early 2007, an unclassified summary of Valerie Plame's employment history at the CIA was disclosed for the first time in a court filing and confirms that Plame was indeed a covert operative at the time her name was made public by Novak.
In announcing Corn's being awarded the George Polk Award for 2012, the sponsors wrote: David Corn of Mother Jones will receive the George Polk Award for Political Reporting for a story that rocked the nation and cost Mitt Romney the Presidential election. Through persistent digging and careful negotiation with a source, Corn secured a full recording of Romney at a $50,000-a-plate Florida fundraiser declaring that 47 percent of Americans — those who back president Obama — are “victims” who are “dependent upon government” and “pay no income tax.” Corn worked for weeks to obtain the recording, but it was his years of high-impact journalism that helped lead him to the source of the recording. Furthermore, it was Corn’s extensive previo
The Analytical Review was an English periodical, published from 1788 to 1798, having been established in London by the publisher Joseph Johnson and the writer Thomas Christie. Part of the Republic of Letters, it was a gadfly publication, which offered readers summaries and analyses of the many new publications issued at the end of the eighteenth century. Most important, the Analytical Review provided a forum for radical political and religious ideas. Although it aimed at impartiality, its articles were critical of the British government and supportive of the French revolutionaries. While the journal had low circulation numbers for its day, it still influenced popular opinion and was feared by the conservative government of William Pitt the Younger. In late 1797, the Anti-Jacobin, the self-styled nemesis of the Analytical Review, was founded by supporters of the government and other reactionary interests. Organized into separate departments, each with its own chief reviewer, the Analytical Review focused on politics, natural history, literature.
To promote a disinterested air, its reviewers were anonymous, signing their work with pseudonymous initials. The journal recruited several prominent writers, such as the poet William Cowper, the moralist William Enfield, the physician John Aikin and the polemicist Mary Wollstonecraft; the Analytical Review suspended publication in December 1798 after the deaths of Christie and Wollstonecraft, the conviction of Johnson for seditious libel and the retirement of other contributing editors. The Whig Monthly Review, founded in 1749 by Ralph Griffiths, the Tory Critical Review, founded in 1756 by Tobias Smollett, were the first journals dedicated to reviewing books in Britain. Although they were joined by smaller publications such as the Analytical Review, these two journals dominated reviewing in the second half of the eighteenth century, they focused on poetry, drama, belles-lettres, travel literature, science writing and other forms of popular literature. They did not review many complex theological or scholarly works those in foreign languages.
Just prior to the founding of the Analytical Review, two periodicals with similar aims had collapsed. The first was the Theological Repository, whose driving force was Dissenting theologian and scientist Joseph Priestley, its articles were intended to be rigorously analytical and attempted to "settl the text by a comparison of various readings. Sold by Joseph Johnson at a low price to encourage a wide readership, the Repository was open to all opinions, provided that they were expressed courteously: "In this Repository not only will room be given to the freest objections to natural or revealed religion, but they are sincerely requested. Although the Theological Repository was a financial liability for Johnson by 1771, he continued to publish it until 1773 and helped Priestley renew its publication in 1784. A second forerunner of the Analytical Review was Paul Henry Maty's periodical A New Review, devoted to reviewing books and offering a summary of their contents. Like its successor, the New Review paid special attention to foreign literature and took a leading role in introducing German literature to the British public.
The demises of the Theological Repository and the New Review left a publishing vacuum. Johnson and Christie were mutual friends of Priestley and others, their combined interest in beginning such a journal resulted in the foundation of the Analytical Review. Johnson and Christie's prospectus describes its reviewers as "the HISTORIANS of the Republic of Letters". Literary scholar Paul Keen has described the Republic of Letters as a vision of society in which "all rational individuals could have their say, in which an enlightened reading public would be able to judge the merit of different arguments for themselves"; the practical goal of the Analytical Review was to facilitate this society by summarizing serious new and foreign publications in great depth so that intelligent readers might form their own opinions. This aim was embodied in its initial title: The Analytical Review. Containing Scientific Abstracts of important and interesting Works, published in English; the periodical sought to avoid ephemeral works and to review only "standard works which add to the stock of human knowledge and will live beyond a day".
Johnson and Christie intended to eschew editorializing and to avoid shaping the tastes of the public. Scrupulous attention to this point was meant to bring the reviewed work into the foreground and not the reviewer. An early review, for example, criticized historian Edward Gibbon for "so and unnecessarily obtruding his particular prejudices on the eye of his readers". All editors signed their re
Charles Burns (cartoonist)
Charles Burns is an American cartoonist and illustrator. His early work was published in a Sub Pop fanzine, he achieved prominence in the early issues of RAW, his graphic novel Black Hole won the Harvey Award. Charles Burns' earliest works include illustrations for the Sub Pop fanzine, Another Room Magazine of Oakland, but he came to prominence when his comics were published for the first time in early issues of RAW, the avant-garde comics magazine founded in 1980 by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman. In 1982, Burns did a die-cut cover for RAW #4. Raw Books published two books of Burns as RAW One-Shots: Big Baby and Hard-Boiled Defective Stories. In 1994, he was awarded a Pew Fellowships in the Arts. In 1999, he showed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Most of Burns' short stories, published in various supports over the decades, were collected in the three volumes of the "Charles Burns' Library": El Borbah, Big Baby, Skin Deep. From 1993 to 2004, he serialized the 12 chapters of his Harvey Award-winning graphic novel Black Hole.
The series was collected into a single volume in 2005. Black Hole was featured prominently in the film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In 2007 Burns contributed. In October 2010, Burns released the first part of X'ed Out. Part two of the new trilogy, The Hive, was released in October 2012. Sugar Skull, the final installment in the trilogy, was released Fall of 2014; the series was collected into a single volume, Last Look, published by Pantheon in 2016. Burns' high-profile illustrations include album cover work for the Iggy Pop album Brick by Brick, his art was licensed by The Coca-Cola Company to illustrate product and advertising material for their failed OK Soda product. More he has worked on advertising campaigns for Altoids and portrait illustrations for The Believer. In the early 1990s, his Dogboy stories were adapted by MTV as a live-action serial for Liquid Television. In 1991, choreographer Mark Morris commissioned him to create illustrations that were used as a basis for his version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, calling it The Hard Nut.
Burns's style was a source of inspiration for Martin Ander's artwork for Fever Ray, Karin Dreijer Andersson's solo project. 1988 Hardboiled Defective Stories ISBN 0394754417 1991 Curse of the Molemen ISBN 0878161341 1992 The Residents - Freak Show ISBN 978-1569710012 1995 Black Hole 1 ISBN 978-0878163373 1995 Black Hole 2 ISBN 978-1606990308 1996 Black Hole 3 1997 Black Hole 4 1998 Black Hole 5 1998 Black Hole 6 ISBN 978-1606990315 1999 El Borbah ISBN 1560973269 2000 Big Baby ISBN 1560973617 2000 Black Hole 7 ISBN 978-1606990322 2000 Black Hole 8 ISBN 978-1606990339 2001 Skin Deep: Tales of Doomed Romance ISBN 1560973900 2001 Black Hole 9 ISBN 978-1606990346 2002 Black Hole 10 ISBN 978-1606990292 2003 Black Hole 11 2004 Black Hole 12 2005 Black Hole ISBN 978-03757147262010 X'ed Out ISBN 978-0307379139 2012 The Hive ISBN 978-0307907882 2014 Sugar Skull ISBN 978-0307907905 2016 Last Look ISBN 978-0375715174 1998 Facetasm, Green Candy Press 2007 One Eye ISBN 978-1897299043 Permagel, French A3 sized publication in black and white Love Nest, Éditions Cornélius, hardcover Vortex, Éditions Cornélius, full color Johnny 23, Le Dernier Cri Charles Burns page at Fantagraphics - Books in print from this publisher.
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The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard was an American political magazine of news and commentary published 48 times per year. Its founding publisher, News Corporation, debuted the title on September 18, 1995. Edited by founders Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes, the Standard had been described as a "redoubt of neoconservatism" and as "the neo-con bible." It was owned by MediaDC, a subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, itself a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. On December 14, 2018, its owners announced that the magazine was ceasing publication, with the last issue published on December 17. Many of the magazine's articles were written by members of conservative think tanks located in Washington, including the American Enterprise Institute, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Hudson Institute, the Foreign Policy Initiative. Individuals who wrote for the magazine included Elliott Abrams, Peter Berkowitz, John R. Bolton, Ellen Bork, David Brooks, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Christopher Hitchens, Harvey Mansfield, Cynthia Ozick, Joe Queenan, John Yoo.
The magazine's website produced regular online-only commentaries and news articles. The site's editorial stance was described as conservative; the Standard was viewed as influential during the administration of George W. Bush, being called the in-flight magazine of Air Force One. In 2003, although the magazine's circulation was only 55,000, Kristol said that "We have a funny relationship with the top tier of the administration, they much keep us at arm's length, but Dick Cheney does send over someone to pick up 30 copies of the magazine every Monday."In 2006, though the publication had never been profitable and reputedly lost more than a million dollars a year, News Corporation head Rupert Murdoch dismissed the idea of selling it. In June 2009, a report circulated that a sale of the publication to Philip Anschutz was imminent, with Murdoch's position being that, having purchased The Wall Street Journal in 2007, his interest in the smaller publication had diminished; the Washington Examiner reported that month that the Examiner's parent company, the Anschutz-owned Clarity Media Group, had purchased the Standard.
The Standard increased its paid circulation by 39 percent between its June 2009 and June 2010 BPA statements. Its print circulation of about 100,000 in 2013 had decreased to 72,000 by 2017, according to the BPA, with circulation dropping about 10 percent between 2016 and 2017. In late 2016, Kristol ended his time as editor-in-chief, he was replaced by the magazine's senior writer. Under Hayes' leadership, the Standard continued to be critical of Donald Trump. In December 2017, The Weekly Standard became an official fact-checking partner for Facebook. On December 14, 2018, Clarity Media Group announced that it would cease publication of the magazine after 23 years; the closure of The Weekly Standard was so Clarity Media's other magazine, the Washington Examiner, could absorb the Standard's subscribers. The Standard supported the invasion of Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein. In November 1997 Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan wrote an editorial titled "Saddam Must Go", in which they stated "We know it seems unthinkable to propose another ground attack to take Baghdad.
But it’s time to start thinking the unthinkable."In the first issue the magazine published after 9/11, according to Scott McConnell of The American Conservative, "Gary Schmitt and Tom Donnelly, two employees of Kristol’s PNAC, clarified what ought to be the country’s war aims. Their rhetoric was to link Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden in every paragraph, to join them at the hip in the minds of readers, to lay out a strategy that gave attacking Saddam priority over eliminating al-Qaeda."On December 16, 2018, co-founder and contributing editor John Podhoretz defended the coverage answering the question by Lulu Garcia-Navarro on NPR: "Do you regret the coverage of Iraq War?" Saying "I think what - all a magazine - editors, writers - can promise is that they will be honest and say what they mean and think and argue the best way that they can. And with the facts available at the time, what The Standard did." In 1997, nearly a year after a cover story that included allegations of hiring a prostitute and plagiarism against best-selling author Deepak Chopra, the editors of The Weekly Standard accepted full responsibility for the errors in the story, apologized."
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The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Toby Daniel Moorsom Young is a British journalist and Director of the New Schools Network, a free schools charity. He is the London associate editor at Quillette and has written for them since 2017. Young is the author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, an account of his'stint' in New York as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine, a columnist at The Spectator, he served as a judge in seasons five and six of the television show Top Chef and co-founded the West London Free School. In early January 2018, he was announced as a non-executive director on the board of the Office for Students. A controversial appointment, he resigned over a week after misogynistic and homophobic Twitter posts were uncovered. Born in Buckinghamshire, Young was brought up in Highgate, North London, in South Devon, his mother Sasha, daughter of Raisley Stewart Moorsom, a descendant of Admiral Sir Robert Moorsom, who fought at the Battle of Trafalgar, through his son, Vice-Admiral Constantine Richard Moorsom, chairman of the London and North-Western Railway, was a BBC Radio producer and writer, his father was Michael Young, a Labour life peer and pioneering sociologist who coined the word'meritocracy'.
Although entitled to use the style The Hon. Toby Young, he does not. Young was educated at Muswell Hill and King Edward VI Community College, Totnes, he left school at 16 having failed all but one of his O Levels, a C in English Literature, worked under a Government Youth Training Scheme. He retook his O Levels and went to the Sixth Form of William Ellis School, leaving with two Bs and a C at A Level. Despite thus failing to achieve the College's BBB offer, he was given a place at Brasenose College, Oxford. Young claims he was sent an acceptance letter by mistake, as well as a letter of rejection from the admissions tutor Harry Judge: in an article he wrote for The Spectator, he stated that his father phoned Judge to clarify the situation – Judge was in a meeting with the PPE tutors at the time, after some discussion, they decided to offer Young a place, he had been given a conditional offer of three Bs plus an O Level pass in a foreign language under a scheme to give access to comprehensive pupils.
In interviews Young has stated he was awarded a First in Philosophy and Economics, worked for The Times for a six-month period as a news trainee until he was fired. The reason he was sacked, according to Young in The Sound of No Hands Clapping, was for hacking the computer system and circulating senior executives' salaries to others around the building, impersonating the editor Charles Wilson; this was followed by a two-year period at Trinity College, Cambridge where he carried out research for a doctorate that he did not complete. In 1991, Young co-founded and co-edited the Modern Review with Julie Burchill and her husband Cosmo Landesman, its motto was "Low culture for highbrows". "The whole enterprise was driven by one simple idea," Young told John Harris writing for The Observer in 2005. "And, that critics had a responsibility to take the best popular culture as as the best high culture". Four years the magazine was close to financial collapse and Young closed it down, angering his principal financial backer Peter York, as well as Burchill and staff writer Charlotte Raven.
Burchill had tried to replace Young as editor with Raven. "Ultimately the reason we fell out is because our relationship began as a kind of mentor-apprentice, and, a kind of relationship which Julie was comfortable with. It was only when I succeeded in getting out from under her shadow that our relationship deteriorated", Young said in 2005. Young moved to New York City shortly afterwards to work for Vanity Fair accepting an invitation from its editor, Graydon Carter. In the time he wrote for the magazine he contributed 3,000 words, but was paid $85,000. After being sacked by Vanity Fair in 1998, he stayed in New York for two more years, working as a columnist for the New York Press, before returning to the UK in 2000. A memoir of these years, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, was published in 2001. Following Jack Davenport, Young performed in the West End one-man stage adaptation of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People in 2004 in which, according to The Guardian's Lyn Gardner, he managed to "make a spectacle of himself".
In 2005, he co-wrote a sex farce about the David Blunkett/Kimberley Quinn intrigue and the "Sextator" affairs of Boris Johnson and Rod Liddle called Who's the Daddy? It was named as the Best New Comedy at the 2006 Theatregoers' Choice Awards. From 2002 to 2007, Young wrote a restaurant column for the Evening Standard and a restaurant column for The Independent on Sunday. In addition to serving as a judge on Top Chef, Young has competed in the Channel 4 TV series Come Dine with Me, appeared as one of the panel of food critics in the 2008 BBC Two series Eating with the Enemy and served as a judge on Hell's Kitchen, he is an associate editor of The Spectator, where he writes a weekly column, the editor of Spectator Life and a regular contributor to the Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph. His Telegraph blog was long-listed for the 2012 George Orwell Prize for blogging, he was a political columnist for The Sun on Sunday for its first 11 months. At the time of the paper's launch in late February 2012, in a Twitter exchange with comedy writer Graham Linehan, he was asked about working for Rupert Murdoch and the events before Milly Dowler's murder became known: "That murdered girl thing?
Check the Guardian story. Turned out to be balls. Get off your high horse"; the story itself was not in error, but the paper did fa