Stephen Glover: The latest editor graduate of Bizarre's school of celebrity sex

As Christ Church, Oxford, used to be a forcing house for future great British statesmen, so the Bizarre celebrity gossip column on The Sun has become the traditional nursery for editors of national red-tops. In recent years it has produced four of them. All over the country there are ambitious parents wondering how they can get their little darling into Bizarre College.

Stephen Glover: A vicious press war with no real victors

In the London freesheet war between Rupert Murdoch and Associated Newspapers, I used to think that Associated would blink first. Murdoch's group, News International, is the largest national newspaper publisher in this country. Behind it stand international assets which dwarf those of the Daily Mail and General Trust, which owns Associated. Murdoch is the toughest of the tough.

Stephen Glover: This so-called citizen journalism could force politicians to clam up

In the way that one harbours prejudices against MPs one barely knows, I have long marked down Alan Duncan, the shadow leader of the House, in my mind.

Stephen Glover: I fear that this BBC benevolence is a cynical act of self-promotion

There have always been critics of the BBC on the Right, but in recent months the Corporation has come under a sustained fusillade from many quarters. I admit that the odd bazooka has been fired from my bunker. Some complaints are about taste and alleged political bias. There is also a general grumble that the BBC is simply too big.

Stephen Glover: Even the saintliest of journalists are not above using outside help

Nearly three weeks ago The Guardian filled many pages, and the BBC used up much airtime, with allegations about the News Of The World. The paper had discovered that the Sunday red-top had paid more than £1m to three people after hacking into their mobile phones.

Stephen Glover: Desmond's low-price Star piles pressure on paralysed Mirror

Readers of this column may not be very familiar with the Daily Star. They may even be unaware of it. The paper is nonetheless read by more of our fellow countrymen than The Times.

Stephen Glover: The BBC has conspired with The Guardian to heat up an old story and attack Murdoch

How do stories emerge in the media? Some people believe reporters simply write down what happens. I’d say it was a bit more complicated than that. Take, for example, the recent hysteria over News of the World journalists hacking into the mobile phones of celebrities.

Stephen Glover: Even the young were bemused by this extraordinary media hysteria

Not since Princess Diana died have the media gone so wild. The death of Michael Jackson has provoked much breathless coverage on the BBC and commercial channels, in the qualities and the tabloids. Every aspect of his childhood, career and dying has been exhaustively examined.

Stephen Glover: Murdoch gambles on the ultimate insider

Rebekah Wade – or Rebekah Brooks, as she now mostly calls herself following her recent marriage to Charlie – very much wanted to be chief executive of News International. Rupert Murdoch, the 78-year-old controlling shareholder of the parent company News Corp, is evidently besotted with her. Rebekah has got what she craved.

Stephen Glover: An Iraq inquiry should examine Murdoch’s role

Some newspapers, various ex-generals and assorted other worthies have complained about the Government’s decision to hold an inquiry into the Iraq war in private.

Stephen Glover: Is The Guardian attempting to appoint the next Prime Minister?

Was The Guardian somehow involved in the failed putsch against Gordon Brown? Was even the BBC?

Stephen Glover: Will Rupert enjoy this modern tale of Antony and Cleopatra?

Rebekah Wade, editor of Britain's best selling daily newspaper The Sun, is known neither by her readers nor the general public. She has always avoided appearing on radio or television to defend her paper, or to offer an opinion about the state of the world.

Stephen Glover: David Montgomery's surrender doesn't mean that the press has lost the war

The other day a very senior and successful Fleet Street figure told me that in 15 years there will only be two national newspapers: The Sun and the Daily Mail. All the rest will disappear under a burden of debt, after years of making losses.

Stephen Glover: With fewer friends, the BBC may yet be reined in by the Tories

The Tories’ attempt to freeze a £3 increase in the BBC licence fee was easily outvoted by Labour and the Lib Dems last week in the House of Commons. The Tories do not seem particularly upset, and one could easily regard the episode as a bit of sabre rattling that will soon be forgotten.

Stephen Glover: Scoop on MPs' expenses is a triumph for the Telegraph

Over the past few years I have written some harsh things about The Daily Telegraph. I don't withdraw them. It has sometimes seemed to me that so tumultuous has been the changeover of staff that the paper has lost sight of its old values.

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