Monday, 24 May 2010

Newspaper Stings

I have not been impressed by the recent Newspaper stings of No1 snooker player, John Higgins ,Lord Triesman chairman of the 2018 World Cup bid sting and the Sarah Ferguson Access to Prince Andrew sting. Are these attempts to make news rather than properly investigate corruption.

Where's the investigative journalism of actually corruption found within the system. Where is the investigation into what Lord Triesman claimed for example, why not investigate corruption (if any) within football itself. I wonder how many failed sting attempts have been conducted before these stings came off.

Is this just lazy journalism?

5 comments:

  1. Interpol are investigating the Lord Triesman allegation. Also, even if this appears to be lazy journalism, the fact that Sarah Ferguson for example freely accepted this huge payment is definitely something.

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  2. There is a theory that everyone has their price.
    This reminds me of a famous quote:

    Wikiquote: George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-07-26 – 1950-11-02)

    Anecdotal dialogue

    GBS: Madam, would you sleep with me for a million pounds?
    Actress: My goodness, Well, I’d certainly think about it.
    GBS: Would you sleep with me for a pound?
    Actress: Certainly not! What kind of woman do you think I am?!
    GBS: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.

    (This dialogue is also attributed to Winston Churchill).

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  3. Alvin Genius

    Anonymous Interpol I heard that but still thats not a newspaper investigation. Sarah Ferguson I believe is desperate and had a little to drink, and could not really other them what they wanted, she was vulnerable

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  4. What's wrong with having a little to drink? At least then you open up to others so they can see who you really are...

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