Axegrinder was surprised this morning to find the Midweek Sport providing readers with a seemingly criminal offering.
"LEAKED PICS SCANDAL EXCLUSIVE," promised its front page today. "CELEB BABES NAKED AND TOPLESS SNAPS INSIDE!"
And if there were any doubters, it added: "100% GENUINE TOPLESS INSIDE".
Hoping not to be spotted by any of his colleagues, Axegrinder built up the courage to buy an edition this morning. Did Midweek Sport know that the intimate photographs of celebrities hacked from the iCloud service (not an actual cloud: hat-tip Daily Mail) are subject to an FBI investigation?
It did, in fact. In one of the four pages of coverage it gave the scandal, the Sport reports: “Many internet users were happy to share the images, but J-Law’s [Jennifer Lawrence’s] management have claimed they will take legal action against anyone found posting them online.”
And on the last page, more than half way through a block of text, it begins to admit that the various nude photographs of celebrities it publishes have been pulled from films, public appearances and paparazzi shots.