Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hounding Pippa Middleton

The headline on Stuff today:
Pippa hounded by photographers
The story:
The picture editor of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper says he sees up to 400 photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton, cross his desk every day.
Paul Silva says the younger sister of the former Kate Middleton typically has eight or nine photographers camped outside her door and estimated that they produce between “300 to 400 pictures” of her daily.
Silva was answering questions at the Leveson Inquiry, a judge-led investigation into the ethics of Britain’s media.
The inquiry was set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal centred on Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and has heard from celebrities who say they were hounded by paparazzi.
Silva said that he saw no need to constantly run photographs of Pippa Middleton.
The illustrations:
Two photographs of Pippa Middleton in case we have forgotten what she looks like – a close-up of her smiling wearing a denim jacket and sunglasses, and a long-shot from the rear of her at the royal wedding.

The comments from readers: 
So far, 17 out of 23 are about her bottom and/or general hotness. Precisely two get Mr Silva’s point.

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