Tuesday, January 19, 2010...8:30 am

Afghanistan journo death highlights tabloid rivalry

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A week late, but still interesting, here’s the difference in stance of the two big red-tops over the death of war correspondent Rupert Hamer by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

For those of you who missed it, The Sun‘s coverage is in that teeny column in the bottom left. Because he was a Mirror man, don’t you see.

Having said that, I can just imagine the conversation in the newsroom on Sunday evening as The Sun went to press:

NewsCorp management suit: “You can’t put that on the front page – he worked for our biggest rival.”

Sun news editor: “We effing can – he was still one of us!”

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