Fake Sheikh (Mazher Mahmood) Photo
The News of the Screws has obtained an injunction (pdf) for 24 hours preventing publication of a picture (right) of Mazher Mahmood, the infamous 'Fake Sheikh' whose award-winning 'investigative' journalism consists of the deliberate entrapment of those who should know better.
Their latest mark, George Galloway, did know better, and is trying to rumble them.
The fake sheikh part and parcel of the News of the Screws' self-righteous desire to chair the court of public opinion, (which has led to paediatricians being attacked by paedo-bashers in Portsmouth, amongst other things), and which goes hand-in-hand with their usual high-minded editorial style of juxtaposing worryingly descriptive accounts of rape investigations with salacious kiss-and-tell stories, all interspersed with pictures of young women wearing little more than smiles.
The injunction expired at 4pm on the 5th of April, BST.