Alex Massie

Department of Prissyness

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Ezra says this New York Post headline - 'Whore-ible Ordeal: Dad - demonstrates that - shockingly! - the NYP "isn't a very classy newspaper". And thank god for that. There are enough humour-free newspapers in America already without needing to scold the Post for daring to make it's readers laugh in fine, classical tabloid fashion. Sex scandals are manna for the tabs and it's encouraging - in this too tired and shabby world - to see that the Post is maintaining high standards in the coverage of these affairs.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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