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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Tale for Mr Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch might like this anecdote: or not.

Frederick Greenwood, editor of 'The Pall Mall Gazette', met in his club one day Lord Riddell, and in the court of conversation Riddell said to him: 'You know, I own a paper.' 'Oh, do you?' said Greenwood; 'what is it?' 'It's called "The News of the World", said Riddell, "I'll send you a copy." In due course he did so. Next time they met, Riddell said, 'Well, Greenwood, what do you think of my paper?' 'I looked at it,' replied Greenwood, 'and then I put it in the wastepaper basket. And then I thought, "If I leave it there the cook may read it" - so I burned it.'

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