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Monday, August 08, 2005

Tabloid "Tribute" to Robin Cook

EastEnders overshadows Robin Cook's death

Travelling on the Jubilee Line yesterday I sat opposite a guy reading The News of the Screws (sorry, The News of the World) and was saddened to see how much front page space went to Steve McFadden, star of EastEnders, and his latest sex scandal, in comparison to the recent
death of former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.

News of the World Headlines

Robin Cook will always be known as the principled politician who sacrificed his political career by resigning over Britain's invasion of Iraq. Steve McFadden will always be known as the porky pain who sacrificed his soap star career by leaving EastEnders in order to find fame and fortune by screwing around and appearing in pantomimes.

Interestingly, the online version of the tabloid rectifies the emphasis and McFadden doesn't even get a mention.

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