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Paper Monitor

10:34 UK time, Tuesday, 18 September 2007

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

The newspapers are treading a very fine line.

On the one hand they want to chronicle the Northern Rock crisis, capturing every last furrow on the brow of the anguished grannies queueing outside the bank's branches.

On the other hand, no newspaper editor wants to be responsible for a genuine financial crisis. In the Sun there is a heartfelt editorial headlined "Calm down!", while the Daily Mail opts for the positively puritanical leader "Time to start living within our means".

The newspaper carries a mere two adverts for credit cards, one for car loans, and one for cars featuring loan terms.

But none of the Northern Rock coverage is as attention-grabbing as the photographs of German female bodybuilder Jana Linke-Sippl in the Daily Express and the Daily Star.

Who needs any kind of peg when you've got a woman whose thighs are almost as muscly as Arnold Schwarzenegger's?

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