Feb 8, 2013
It's the late 1930s, and the newspaper industry is not so much a trade as a profession for gentlemen. Lord Cropper knows so little about how his empire works that he sends the wrong man to a war zone. In Waugh's Scoop, a fine satire on newspaper mayhem, an unknown nobody learns how to be a journalist in north Africa while waiting for the Russians to invade, but he would far rather be writing nature essays. For old hacks with time to kill.