Tabloiding the Truth: It's the Pun Wot Won It (Paperback)
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Chapter 1: Introduction: A Uniquely British Phenomenon?.- Chapter 2: From 'Horse Dope' to 'Saucy Soap' Sensations: the Making of the Modern Tabloid.- Chapter 3: From 'Gotcha' to 'Shocking and Awful': How the Tabloids Report Britain's Military Conflicts.- Chapter 4: From 'Rivers of Blood' to 'Migrants Are Like Cockroaches': the Tabloids and Race.- Chapter 5: Totties, Time Warps and Traitors to the Sisterhood: the Tabloids and Sex.- Chapter 6: 'Ve Vill Occupy Ze Sunbeds Here at Precisely 5am... ': National Stereotypes and Britain's Relationship with Europe.- Chapter 7: 'Drug Trial Moment of Horror' to 'European Health Tourist Scam': Investigative Journalism and Other Merits of the Tabloids.- Chapter 8: From 'Zip Me Up Before You Go Go' to 'Boring Old Gits to Wed': the Tabloids and Celebrities.- Chapter 9: 'Bonkers Bruno Locked Up' and 'Under the Carapace of Glittering, Hedonistic Celebrity': When the Tabloids Misread the Public Mood.- Chapter 10: 'Parents' Car Hid a Corpse' and 'Terror as Plane Hits Ash Cloud': Lies and Distortions in the Tabloids.- Chapter 11: Conclusions.
About the Author
Steve Buckledee is a Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Cagliari, Italy. His previous publications include The Role of Motivation in Second Language Acquisition (2011) and The Language of Brexit (2018).