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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (31 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857828224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857828221
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,533,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kelvin Mackenzie is a pundit and often appears on both television and radio. Chas Newkey-Burden is a leading celebrity biographer and a fanatic tweeter. His books include "Adele," " Amy Winehouse," and "Justin Bieber."

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15 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Burlow74 on 3 Oct 2012
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The author is the man who published the lies over Hillsborough and tarnished the name of dead football fans, children as young as 10', were used to sell his Newspaper.

Please don't buy it.
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Thornton on 3 Oct 2012
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Do not buy this book! Do not buy this book! Do not buy this book! The author desecrated the deaths and memories of 96 football fans and their family's! We mustn't let him forget it!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. M. Knight on 13 Nov 2012
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i am not feeling particularly erudite today, so i will cut to the chase and simply say that this is the worst book that i, or anyone else, have/has ever read. there ISN'T TIME TO GO INTO THE SPECIFICS because the longer i delay pressing the 'publish review' button, the greater the chance there is that someone might accidentally purchase the book as the average rating has been artificially inflated way above the zero star rating it deserves by a couple of pro-MacKenzie plants/patsies, so for now just take my word for it and fail to purchase it.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Gannon on 12 Nov 2012
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MacKenzie, foremost amongst the world's satirists approaches this book in the same brilliant, subversive manner he did with his masterpiece "14 Years Editing The Sun". In that, magnificent piece of performance art, MacKenzie managed to skewer far right British politics by pushing them to their most grotesque extremes and wrapping it up in a veneer that was meant to appeal to working class readers whilst brazenly showing the contempt held for them by the tabloid media and the conservative party. He used the pages of the Sun to expose the irrationality and inhumanity at the heart of the Thatcher movement by using the most vile language possible to demonise gay people, minorities, women, the disabled, the poor and anyone whom the Tories had brought the country to its ruin simply by their existence and demands to be treated as human beings.

Perhaps his most avant-garde (and certainly his most controversial) piece was "The Truth" where he used outlandish lies and outrageous smears to vilify the fans of Liverpool FC, in an effort to underscore the frightening, collusive relationship enjoyed by the Police, the Press and the Political Elite and how it can be used against the working class in the most horrific manner possible. A truly marvellous piece in its own right, further supported by his subsequent apologies and retraction of said apologies.

Great artists can pour years of their lives and their very souls into their work and Kelvin's decades long career as an emblem of everything that is dark, twisted and evil about tabloid media is a feat that no other artist of good conscience could possibly match.

Bravo sir, bravo and I can only hope that the coda where he is found hanging in a closet, wearing the pinkest of pink lingerie, with an orange in his mouth and a bottle of amyl nitrate and a semen-covered picture of Rupert Murdoch's withered, octogenarian face at his feet, will help his body of work achieve the full recognition that it deserves.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alan Hansen VINE VOICE on 12 Nov 2012
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What? No rib-tickling tweets about the deaths at Hillsborough or The Sun's grotesque attempts to smear the victims rather than the perpetrators. Hardly worthwhile then, is it, Kelvin?
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