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The Mirror wins it!

Now we all know it was Ryan Giggs. To be honest I can’t actually remember not knowing it was Ryan Giggs.

So I must say I was disappointed with the headlines because it’s not exactly like this story was sprung on them.

But The Mirror alone got a good headline. “Naming Private Ryan”. Now The Mirror is a vile excuse of a tabloid. It’s like The Sun without tits but sometimes it gets the headline right. Sometimes it gets things extraordinarily wrong. Its coverage of the Euro ’96 semi between England and Germany was a travesty. Stuart Pearce in a Tommy helmet, the paper edged in barbed wire and every war movie cliche yanked out for good measure. That managed to be offensive to everyone. The Mirror also got it right on September 12th 2001 with “War on the World”. Yes that captured the nihilism of 9/11 rather well.


  1. Sam Duncan says:

    I would like it put on record that I don’t know it’s Ryan Giggs, and I have never read this post, or anything else that refers to unspecified court orders and/or injunctions that may, or may not (I don’t know), exist.

    Can’t be too careful.

  2. RAB says:

    Oh definately hats off to the headline writer there! That’s why Sun and Mirror writers are on twice the money the Guardianistas are. They can explain something to their target audience in two paragraphs, which takes the broadsheeters half a page of elegant waffle. to fail to relate.

  3. JonB says:

    Going off on the headline tangent, I did get a bit of a chuckle out of one of the subheadings in today’s Telegraph (don’t look at me like that).

    Something along the lines of:

    ‘Obama goes in search of his missing apostrophe’

  4. NickM says:

    Oh, because he’s Irish. Truly the man for all seasons!

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