With all the fuss surrounding the demise of the UK tabloid rag the ‘News Of The World‘ there was bound to be some snippets of newspaper history worthy of inclusion in this blog. So here goes with my favourite. Before Rupert Murdoch bought the News Of The World tabloid newspaper historian Chris Horrie likened it to ‘the saucy seaside postcard, full of dirty vicars‘ Anyone reading it at the time must have thought that vicars were the only people in the country who ever got any bedroom action.
This may have been the case. However the reason that the UK tabloids featured so many stories about dirty vicars is something that I never knew before today. There was apparently a loophole in the libel law at the time which meant that vicars could not sue!