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Paper Monitor

14:20 UK time, Monday, 9 May 2011

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Paper Monitor is not late today because of staffing issues or technical gremlins.

Today it's because it's been waiting to say something profound about paparazzi shots of Pippa Middleton in a white bikini on a yacht.

After coming to prominence in yesterday's papers, the pictures feature today in the Daily Mail, Daily Express and Daily Star.

Paper Monitor might note the contradiction between the Daily Mail suggesting that she sees the surfacing of the photos as a "betrayal" and their prominent use of some of the photos.

Perhaps we could compare these images with the huge cultural impact of images of Ursula Andress or Myleene Klass in a white bikini?

The papers might have analysed the shots of her diving off the yacht, ramrod straight, perhaps with the help of any passing diving correspondents.

Or there could be some discussion of the nature of the public/private split.

Or perhaps on this occasion it is time for Paper Monitor to remain quiet.

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