Editor gets naked to hear story

The editor of the Scottish News of the World stripped to his underwear before being allowed to watch a tape which revealed a Scottish politician confessing to visiting a sex club.

Bob Bird met with George McNeilage – a friend of politician Tommy Sheridan – and was told to strip to his pants to confirm he didn’t have a wire.

McNeilage said: “I was just playing a game. I had the News of the World editor standing in my living room in his boxer shorts. It was just a bizarre situation.”

(Source: Press Gazette)

This article appears in issue 260 of Media Digest.

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