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Paper Monitor

13:07 UK time, Monday, 6 April 2009

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

If there's one thing Paper Monitor loves, it's those ludicrous quotes from unnamed passers-by that the tabloids are so fond of using.

When Paper Monitor was a cub reporter it was told that quotes should always be attributed to a name, otherwise it felt like, maybe, they had just been made up by the reporter.

There's a peach in the Daily Mail. Fiona Phillips, the former GMTV presenter, has been caught by a resourceful snapper while out jogging, horror of horrors, with no make-up on.

The anonymous passer-by says: "I had to look twice to make sure it was her, but it was good to see her out and about and not worrying about having to wear make-up."

And while it's definitely OK to protect your sources by not revealing their names, one has to wonder at the anonymous source quoted in the Sun.

The story is a kerfuffle on a flight to London from Bangalore when a woman woke to find her partner "enjoying a sex act" from another female passenger.

The police source says: "They certainly put the bang into Bangalore."

This bloke's wasted in the police. He should apply for a berth on the subs bench at the Sun.

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