My level 3 Media Ethics class was looking at the News of the World's Gordon Ramsey "He's an F-ing Cheat" splash this week. .
The F-Word star—who revels in his family man image—began his affair with blonde Sarah Symonds seven years ago.
This week they met for sex at a London hotel. Hours earlier, she made a trip to Soho and bought legal sex drugs for their tryst.
There was a predictable split between those who though Ramsey was a hypocrite and those he thought he deserved a good shaming.
But there was complete agreement over one thing - not a single student knew what a 'tryst' was!
I wonder how many other words in the tablod lexicon mean absolutely nothing to the most of their readers?
We also looked at the activities of the NotW's Fake Sheik Mazher Mahmood. In My Trade, Andrew Marr says: "To many (Mahmood) is the epitome of what real investigative journalism is all about. To others, not only his victims but some judges, politicians and broadsheet journalists, he is a bugging, intrusive menace and a blot on the trade.”
One of his harshest critics is Roy Greenslade: read Why I am out to nail Mazher Mahmood
In a vote at the end of sessions. both my groups decisively backed the Sheik.