I recently saw The Hoax, and one of Howard Hughes's ideas (or at least, Clifford Irving's) was to create a crisis for a man, then save him for it, and in so doing, make yourself indispensable. Such is the game-plan of the editor of The Rag, who is faced with losing editorial control (and also his job) as the Chairman decides on a new pro-Monarchy policy, being led by his wife, the current Deputy Editor. This film follows the Fleet Street power struggle, the revelations about the characters and their ultimate consequences.
I agree with other reviewers that the acting is fine, and the script is sharp and economic, although not particularly witty and not played for laughs like The Thick of It, for example. The descriptions on the front of the box: "The Office on Crack", "Brutally Funny" and "An Outstanding Cast in a Classic British Comedy" are completely misplaced--did these reviewers actually watch the film? It's not a comedy.
The camerawork is relentlessly violent with numerous gratuitous black-and-white cutaways and everything hand held. It was so over-the-top, I did have to zone out near the start and treat it like a radio play. The DP should be ashamed of himself. I think the film was trying unsuccessfully to copy the look and feel of The Thick of It. There were also a few Koyaanisqatsi-style inserts, the pace of which was much more pleasing.
I stuck with it in spite of its unpleasant look, and I found it ultimately to be a worthwhile story. The film shows something of the working of the media. If you can stick with it, you may well get something out of it.