SCANDAL in the UK as a Guardian media commentator revealed to the House of Lords that rival papers The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph have "have a pact not to write about each other's parent companies." Shockingly, none of this involves Rupert Murdoch in any way! The Daily Mail is England's anti-Europe, severely moralistic conservative paper that features unparalleled coverage of celebrity gossip and scantily-clad photos of maybe famous people. The Telegraph is the boring Tory version of same. The papers' owners are all presumably rich British people with titles. The pact is a disgrace to journalism itself and would surely never be necessary in the US, where no newspaper would ever shy away from covering the owners of a competitor if it weren't for the fact that their readers don't give a shit. [Guardian]