Jack The Ripper - Sensational New Development

Funny story written by Skoob1999

Thursday, 31 December 2009

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Not Jack The Ripper. Bloody Tabloids.

In an ironic twist of the 120 year old unsolved Jack the Ripper case, a new clue has been provided regarding the author of the 'Dear Boss' letter which first attached the nickname to the killer.

And that clue comes from former tabloid editor, Kelvin McKenzie, who asserted that the writer of the 'Dear Boss' letter was a journalist from The Star newspaper of the time, a man named Fred Best.

In his quest for the truth over the authenticity of the letter, Mr McKenzie left no stone unturned, and questioned the journalistic integrity of reporters and editors from back in 1888 - which to this reporter seemed a little hypocritical, considering that it's been known for years that with some British tabloids, the only content you can believe is the date on the front, possibly the TV listings, and at a pinch, the football scores.

It should also be postulated that the theory that the Ripper letters were all sent by journalists in an effort to boost circulation, as posited my Mr McKenzie, is hardly a new theory - it's been circulating for years, but when a former tabloid editor states that something is 'new news' - what can one do? We have a responsibility to our readers to report new developments.

What does remain fairly certain is that 'Jack The Ripper' brutally murdered five women in the east end of London in 1888, and that whoever he was, he was a crazy bastard.

More in another 120 years.

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