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“I’ve already had outraged customers begging me to reserve them copies,” said one corner-shop owner. “There’s no telling what the News Of The World will do to go out in a blaze of shame. After he laid into them last night on telly, maybe they’ll run a lavish photo-feature revealing the agonising anal violation of Steve Coogan with a TV aerial in unjustifiably lurid detail. That would fly off the shelves like shit off a shovel.”
“That Murdoch fucker’s gone too far, yeah, hacking the phones of dead squaddies’ rellies an’ Milly Dowler’s parents an’ shit,” fumed Sammi-Jo Potts, who has been an avid NotW reader since the age of 12, when she learned to drag her finger along a line of newsprint. “I can’t wait to see how he tops that, innit.”
“If they call Lenny Henry a kiddy-fiddler, right, I’ll be happy,” she added.