Check out this highly entertaining Channel 4 Newsvideo report about George Galloway's exposure of News Of The World 'investigative journalist' Mazher Mahmood - aka the 'Fake Sheikh'.
Mahmood's hack style of entrapment reminds me a lot of another News Of The Screws 'investigative journalist' - Chris Blythe - who cost occult writer Gerald Suster his job as an English teacher at a top public school back in the late 80s (article here).
Fortunately, like Mahmood, Blythe came to a sticky end in 1996 when he was killed in a road accident at the age of 30 (never fuck with an occultist).
It would seem, however, that rags like the News Of The World have an ability to produce more than their fair share of vile scum resolute on destroying people's lives for the purpose of creating a titillating read.
Incidentally, several years after writing this article on Suster for Disinfo, I received an email from one of Gerald's former pupils who described Suster as being an inspiring and popular teacher who was unfairly dismissed for his interests in Thelemic culture.
The incident cost the News Of The World £90,000 but it cost Gerald his job, home and two years of agony before the matter was resolved in the courts.