There is a British tradition that, at the helm of every best-selling newspaper, there must be a megalomaniac.
In the days when the Daily Mirror reigned supreme, the 1950s and 60s, there were two of them – Cecil King and Hugh Cudlipp. But, compared to chairman King, editorial director Cudlipp was grounded and sensible.
It was King who spectacularly went off the rails …
Read Roy Greenslade’s column here:
The column then links to Adam Curtis’ fascinating 34 minute online video (he’s a BBC doco producer). It’s at the bottom of his blog, here: