Skeptics in the Pub: Richard Peppiatt


The Street Of Shame: Tales of Fleet Street

Rich Peppiatt: The Street Of Shame: Tales of Fleet Streetby Richard Peppiatt

When: Thursday, August 18th, 2011 8.00 – 11.00 PM
Where: The Head of Steam, 7 Lime Street, Liverpool

Rich Peppiatt is a former tabloid reporter who earlier this year quit the Daily Star in a sensational open letter to proprietor Richard Desmond.

His talk will lift the lid on what life is really like behind the doors of Britain’s red tops, what drives the journalists who work for them, and just what needs to be done to reform an industry which for too long has behaved with impunity.

In what promises to be a night packed with anecdotes from the jaw-dropping to the hilarious, Rich will take you on a tour through the pitfalls of Fleet Street.

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  1. #1 by Michaelp on August 23, 2011 - 21:44

    Nice chap. Enjoyed the talk. was fun evening.

  2. #2 by Mark Bigelow on August 30, 2011 - 23:04

    A somewhat disapointing evening. The daily star being more a comic than a newspaper is no surprise, although I understand his frustration at being forced to make up factually innacurate stories as this serves no one but Mr Desmond.
    I do not accept that being concerned about the rise of Islam makes someone “racist”, Islam is not a race. Likewise I do not accept the term “islamaphobia”. A phobia is is an irational fear. As an athiest I have every right to be concerned about any extreame religious viewpoint of any kind, but especially Islam, as it is the most violent and intolerant religion which if in power would have me slaughtered. No subject should be beyond discussion, but everyone is terrified of saying anything against Islam, for fear of being branded a racist. This is not a healthy situation for anyone.

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