“First day facts, second day admiration, third day dirt”

“First day facts, second day admiration, third day dirt”. That was how Andrew Marr this morning summed up the reaction of the media, as the Sunday Telegraph runs its ‘what the Nanny saw’ so-called scoop on Michael Jackson from an ex-employee of the Jackson household.

The depths are unarguaby plumbed by the Daily Star, whose front page leads with the quote “we miss Daddy” from Jackson’s children.

But in the feeding frenzy which follows major news events, surely our media can do better than this? Only a couple of weeks ago, The Telegraph showed their consummate skill in project managing 240 investigative journalists to assemble a powerful story on MP’s expenses. What a shame they can so quickly conform to the norm displayed by many of their competitors.

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