I have already pointed out that the British media has gone overboard on the story of Madeleine McCann, to the extent that a Portuguese journalist has set up a website to monitor the UK press activity. Now Simon Jenkins has laid in to the ‘prurient and tedious’ coverage. But he makes
the equally valid point that this is the way the British news media often works. The pack mentality may be laughable but when it is aimed at something like the “Cash For Honours” story it can be jolly effective.