Investigative Journalism

By Saturday afternoon, Britain’s leading tabloids had already determined the identity of the terrorists that had raided Mumbai.

With the Evening Standard already having established the guerrillas’ nationality, The Daily Express narrows things down to their hometown.

All The Sun can do is recycle another paper’s already problematic headline – albeit with a more in-your-face layout. (Note the use of  ‘rampage’. It’s not as tough as ‘butchers’, but still provocative.)

Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph chooses to indulge the same anxiety by returning to the nationality issue, this time sans the headlines. The understatement of the query’s still front-page positioning is important.

My colleagues here have not had the best things to say about the state of this periodical. Though it’s allegations might very well be accurate, you have to question the timing of this article’s publication.