We continue our countdown of the ten best videos of 2011 with Steve Coogan versus the Daily Mail.
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Steve Coogan was one of the unlikely heroes of the phone hacking saga, fighting vigorously against the web of tabloid sleaze which is still being uncovered today.
For all of the focus on News International, the target of Coogan’s wrath was the Daily Mail, and of all of the great videos to come from the scandal, his short but sweet tirade against that paper on Newsnight wins for saying everything there is to say in just over a minute – with the added advantage of making Louise Mensch look a right, well, see for yourself:
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• Ignore the Mail’s distortions, here’s what Goldsmith actually said – Shamik Das, December 6th 2011
• Tabloid hypocrisy shocker: “Aren’t those other papers nasty, with all that hacking?” – Alex Hern, November 22nd 2011
• A three step guide to writing a Simon Heffer column – Alex Hern, November 8th 2011
• Coogan: “If the Daily Mail went to the wall tomorrow I’d be delighted” – Shamik Das, October 13th 2011
• The Daily Mail’s poisonous lies must be fought by all trade unionists – Rick Coyle, September 23rd 2011