‘Lorena’ is Another Eye-Opening Return to a Tabloid Sensation

The first two images of Lorena, Joshua Rofé’s new documentary series (debuting tomorrow on Amazon Prime) are tight shots of objects outside a home. The first is an American flag; the second is a satellite television dish. They are, in essence, what the movie is about, and if the placement isn’t exactly subtle, well, they’re […]

Fears over freedom in Hong Kong are rising as an Australian researcher reveals he was followed and profiled by a Communist Party tabloid

PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images) One of Hong Kong’s fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads, Wen Wei Po, has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong. Dr. Kevin Carrico, a Chinese studies lecturer at Australia’s Macquarie University, has been doing research in […]

FIFA rejects UK tabloid claims it covered up doping by Russian footballers

FIFA has rejected claims by UK tabloid the Mail on Sunday that it covered up cases of doping by Russian footballers. In typically sensationalist yet logic-light piece, Mail on Sunday journalist Nick Harris claimed that “FIFA had documentary proof of institutional cover-ups in Russian football 18 months ago — but have apparently done nothing to hold […]

A British tabloid found Meghan Markle’s dad in Mexico, who said he would ‘love’ to walk her down the aisle

The Mirror Thomas Markle spoke to the Daily Mirror newspaper from Rosarito Beach. He said he’d “love” to attend his daughter’s upcoming wedding to Prince Harry. Meghan and Prince Harry are marrying in Windsor in May 2018. A British tabloid newspaper tracked down Meghan Markle’s father to a town in Mexico, where he told them […]

Daily Fail: Profits & shares in Britain’s most (in)famous tabloid nosedive

The Daily Mail’s hysterical right-wing rhetoric could be driving away readers and advertisers. The British tabloid’s publisher has reported a staggering loss of £112 million ($ 151 million). Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT), which also owns the Mail on Sunday and the Metro, reported a 13-percent drop in profits to £226 million ($ 304 […]

‘Football team would be better option’ – Russia UK Embassy trolls British tabloid over WC ‘spies’

Published time: 10 Oct, 2017 19:42 The Russian Embassy in the UK has trolled a British tabloid over its story that the England football team are set to take a surveillance group to Russia 2018 World Cup amid ‘spy fears’. Responding to the The Daily Star’s recently published story headlined ‘England to take surveillance team […]

Happy birthday, Jeremy Corbyn! Murdoch tabloid trolls Labour leader with P45 cake

Published time: 26 May, 2017 15:03 The Sun didn’t forget Jeremy Corbyn’s birthday on Friday, with the paper thoughtfully baking the Labour leader a special cake as he turned 68. The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, however, didn’t sugarcoat its feelings about his leadership. Read more The cake was tellingly iced with a P45 – the document […]

The Seductively Entertaining ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Tells a Tabloid Version of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s Relationship

In recent years we’ve seen an explosion of popular culture revisiting the near-mythical Golden Age of Hollywood — from the 1930s through the 1960s — and the years that followed, when the monolithic studio system began to erode. Movies like Trumbo, Saving Mr. Banks, The Artist, and Hail, Caesar!, and podcasts like You Must Remember This, remind […]