The Press: Tribute to a Scandalmonger

Each Sunday morning, to more than a third of Britain's eleven million homes, goes a juicy dish of the week's doings in divorce, scandal, abduction, assault, murder and sport. It is the News of the World, world's largest paper (circulation: over 4,000,000).

Downstairs, rapt scullery maids devour its spicy morsels; so, upstairs, does many a lady of the house. Farmers, laborers and millworkers cherish its sinful revelations; so also do royalty, Cabinet ministers, tycoons. Without News of the World, Sunday morning in Britain would lack something as familiar as church bells.

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