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‘The law is an ass’: incoming Daily Telegraph editor leaves Courier Mail with a bang

Outgoing Courier-Mail’s editor Chris Dore is going out with a bang, with an explosive front page on the Brisbane tabloid today slamming the decision to drop Gerard Baden Clay’s murder sentence to manslaughter.
courier mail law is an ass

During his tenure as editor Dore, who takes on the top job at the Daily Telegraph next week, has been known for his impactful and sometimes incredibly controversial splashes, leaving some big shoes to fill for his as yet unnamed successor. Here’s some of his recent hits:

Like Paul Whittaker, who he replaces at the Daily Telegraph next week, Dore has not been afraid of a bit of photoshopping from time to time. For example this front page with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a sailor ahead of the G20:

Stop the boats courier mail Putin headline

Or telling one of the world’s most powerful men to apologise for flight MH17 being shot down over the Ukraine:

courier mail asks putin to say sorry

And even laying into the pathetic display from the Australian batsmen during the Ashes series this winter, putting a man the paper had previously pilloried – Stuart Broad – on the cover:

Courier Mail

And then bailing up two of the flops for going out and playing on fairground rides:

despicable courier mail

Or the hard-hitting image of the Toowoomba teenager who joined Islamic terrorists in the Middle East:

this is terror courier mail

And a G20 wrap welcoming the world’s most powerful people to Brisbane: welcome to paradise

Which got two PMs reading:

cameron abbott read courier mail

However the bent for controversial front pages has at times led the paper into trouble. For example the “lighthearted” splash about murdered school teacher Stephanie Scott: 

The Courier-Mail Bride and Seek

Ot the “Monster chef and the Shemale” headline on the tale of murdered transgender woman Mayang Prasetyo which earned howls of derision: 


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