Preview: Rich Peppaitt’s Street Of Shame @ The Old George
By Mark Grainger on June 13, 2012 in Stage
The Levesson inquiry may be rumbling on like mobility scooter that’s been rolled down a hill but at least it provides daily ammunition for those with their eyes open enough to see what a terrible cadre of cunts inhabit swathes of the government and the media.
Meanwhile the rest of the nation breathes an impatient sigh and switches over to soap land whilst our politicians and national newspapers are still trying to defend actions that would make Phil Mitchell queasy.
For those who are interested in phone hacking, media bias and all of the other unsavory goings on between Page 3 and the sports section though, you might want to get yourself down to the Old George tonight (in the Cloth Market, behind Grey Street) for what promises to be an illuminating insider look at just how the red top press operate daily.
Rich Peppiatt was a journalist with the Daily Star before their dubious ethics and prejudices forced him to resign and write a high-profile open letter to the paper’s owner, former porn-peddler and now Channel 5 owner, Richard Desmond. Since then he’s made quite a name for himself as the go to expert on all the press’s dirty dealings, and tonight he’ll be sharing his anecdotes and observations before he heads up to the Edinburgh Fringe later this year.
The Street of Shame: Tales of Fleet Street with Rich Peppiatt is at the Old George tonight at 7pm
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